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Kingston Ceramics - A Dictionary of Ceramics Wares in the Norfolk Island Museum ... by Nigel Erskine

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The historic buildings at Kingston are a prominent reminder of the rich cultural heritage of this site. Invisible beneath the ground is an even larger resource of archaeological material spanning the entire history of settlement at Norfolk Island.

This is an easy reference to ceramics found at Kingston and will be of interest to anyone wishing to identify nineteenth century ceramics.


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Shark Tales and Yarns from Norfolk Island ... by Bob Tofts

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Loving a good yarn, Bob Tofts has gathered many years of stories about fishing and the sea. A series of anecdotes and reminiscences about sharks and shark fishermen and women of Norfolk Island

Very enjoyable and interesting reading.  


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Norfolk Island - Island of History and many delights ... by Jean Edgecombe

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Second, revised edition of a volume first published 1991.

A brief history of the Australian dependency of Norfolk Island, as well as a tourist guide to its key sites and social customs.

Author traces the story of the Pitcairn Island descendants and explains in detail the amenities and culture of the island today.

Includes colour and black-and-white photographs, maps and other illustrations, chronology, bibliography and index. 



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A Norfolk Legacy - A Documentary (DVD)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

A people history is the foundation of their future Holder Christian's dream was to record Norfolk's Oral history so that future generations may be acquainted with early life on Norfolk Island.

In 1991 Holder and a small, enthusiastic team began fundraising for a project that became known as A Norfolk Legacy. The Film and Television Department of the Queensland College of Arts was contracted to create the film. 

The story of Norfolk Island is told by numerous islanders and begins with the discovery by Captain Cook, includes information about the First and Second Settlements and the arrival of the Pitcairners in 1856.

Reminiscences, poetry, humour and amazing facts are included in this amazing DVD version of the original film.


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Pacific War 1941 - 1945 ... by Gil Hitch

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Norfolk Island's war history is not part of Australia's war history. 

In the official history of Australia in the war of 1939-45 a footnote on page 16 of Army Volume VI remarks that Norfolk Island in the south Pacific Area was garrisoned by New Zealand troops 1942-44 and refers the reader to the New Zealand Official Way History.

Gil Hitch has assembled all of the factual information he could find, into chronological sequence. He also learnt that the Norfolk aerodrome resulted from an initial interest of General MacArthur.

The Pacific War 1941-1945 is an essential component of Norfolk Island's data base and a guaranteed afternoons relaxed enjoyment of reading 

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Norfolk Island Cookery Book ... by the Sunshine Club

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This wonderful cookbook is full with delicious Norfolk island cooking and some of the best recipes  from Norfolk Island kitchens.

It is written and published by the Norfolk island sunshine club 


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Norfolk Island and its third Settlement ... by Raymond Nobbs

Thursday, July 04, 2019

This publication traces the tale of the descendants of the mutineers of the HMS Bounty and their Tahitian wives, who left Pitcairn, their Rock in the West, to travel some 5000 kilometres across the Pacific to a new home and the Melanesian Mission. 

The Pitcairn Era, 1856-1956 and the Melanesian Mission, 1866-1920


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Over the Horizon ... by Helen Sampson

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The only guide that covers the pre- European Polynesian settlement of Norfolk Island.

Also included are Polynesian voyaging in the Pacific and evidence of settlement through archaeology.  


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Pitcairn Island at the Edge of Time ... by Susanne Chauvel Carlsson

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fletcher Christian and the mutineers from The Bounty sank their ship and settled on Pitcairn, the most remote island in the Pacific. 

This is their story over two centuries. Then came three generations of Chauvels (beginning with Charles Chauvels film, "In the Wake of the Bounty", to provide intimate perspectives on the descendants of the mutineers on this island that has been both paradise and hell.  

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Speak Norfolk Today - An Encyclopedia of the Norfolk Language ... by Alice Buffett

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Norfolk, the language described in this encyclopaedia, has a unique history. Deriving from the speech of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives and companions, who settled Pitcairn Island in 1790, it was brought to Norfolk Island by the Pitcairn Islanders when they relocated in 1856.

Since that time it has continued to be spoken in both its Pitcairn and Norfolk forms by the descendants of that original community.

This book provides the general reader with an accurate way of writing the language as it is spoken, a description of the basic grammatical structures and common phrases, and an extensive dictionary of Norfolk to English. 


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