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The Commandants ... by M.G. Britts

Thursday, April 30, 2020


Norfolk Island, the beautiful island the British chose as a penal settlement and source of ship building materials, became living hell for thousands of convicts.

Unfettered by government control, the Commandants of Norfolk Island were brutal and sadistic rulers of this tiny island, turning it into a place to rival the concentration camps of later years.  

M. G. Britts graphically depicts the impressions made by the succession of brutal Commandants who made the name of Norfolk Island notorious around the world.  

 

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The First Fleet 1788 Poster ... by The Norfolk Island museum

Thursday, April 23, 2020


This easy to read poster provides the names of the ships of the First Fleet together with the names of crew, convicts and officials on board.

A must for any descendant of the First Fleet.  


 

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Colonial Era Cemetery ... by R. Nixon Dalkin

Thursday, April 16, 2020


Life and death in one of the harshest penal colonies ever administered by Britain is recorded on the tombstones of the early cemetery of Norfolk Island.

The tombstone inscriptions and the stories of death from violence, disease and the hangman’s rope, are movingly recorded by a former Administrator of Norfolk Island.  
   



 

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Stidaun Short Letl' ... by Rachel Nebauer-Borg and Tracey Yager

Thursday, April 09, 2020


Stidaun Short Letl is a wonderful, insightful collection of short stories and poems written in Norf’k .Not only does it pay homage to the Island’s unique language and culture, but it is also a charming and sentimental journey sprinkled with good humour, misadventure, and mild irreverence. 


Above all it reflects Rachel’s deep and abiding love for Norfolk Island, it’s people and the language and culture that the Islanders of Pitcairn descent have carried with them down through the generations. 

This lovely new book gives us all a little and quite intimate insight into what it means to be an Islander descended from the ‘Pirates and Polynesians’ who settled on Pitcairn Island following the infamous mutiny on board HMAV Bounty. 

It is as frank as it is fascinating. Rachel has endeavoured not only to reveal ‘the thousand tiny idiosyncrasies of Island life’ but also to preserve many of the old words, phrases and idioms which are part of one of the world’s rarest living languages and one that is increasingly in danger of disappearing. 

 

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Stidaun Short Letl' ... by Rachel Nebauer-Borg and Tracey Yager

Thursday, April 02, 2020


Stidaun Short Letl is a wonderful, insightful collection of short stories and poems written in Norf’k .Not only does it pay homage to the Island’s unique language and culture, but it is also a charming and sentimental journey sprinkled with good humour, misadventure, and mild irreverence. 


Above all it reflects Rachel’s deep and abiding love for Norfolk Island, it’s people and the language and culture that the Islanders of Pitcairn descent have carried with them down through the generations. 

This lovely new book gives us all a little and quite intimate insight into what it means to be an Islander descended from the ‘Pirates and Polynesians’ who settled on Pitcairn Island following the infamous mutiny on board HMAV Bounty. 

It is as frank as it is fascinating. Rachel has endeavoured not only to reveal ‘the thousand tiny idiosyncrasies of Island life’ but also to preserve many of the old words, phrases and idioms which are part of one of the world’s rarest living languages and one that is increasingly in danger of disappearing. 

 

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Hell and Paradise ... by Peter Clarke

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Here, in one magnificent volume, is the complete saga of The Bounty Mutiny, the Pitcairn Story and the two centuries of enthralling events on Norfolk Island.

Vividly written, and with full colour illustrations on every page, the book has world-wide sales exceeding  $1,400,000.

DISCOUNT PRICE FOR FAMOUS BOOK: Mainland price $50.00. Your price $39.50.


 

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The Bounty and After ... by Albert Stanley Gazzard

Thursday, March 19, 2020


A short history of the descendants of the mutineers of the "Bounty"  


 
 

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Norfolk Island South Pacific

Thursday, March 12, 2020


This full colour booklet is more than a postcard book – it also provides information on all areas across the island.  

 

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1856-2006 Sesquicentenary Celebrations, Norfolk Island ... by J Williams and S L Bataille

Thursday, March 05, 2020


Have you ever wondered how Norfolk Island fits into the Mutiny on the Bounty saga?  What happened to the descendants of the mutineers?  Where do they live?  How did they survive and how have they adapted to changes in their community? 

Within the pages of this publication lie the answers to these questions and more... Historical family photographs have been included to share with you, the story of the Norfolk Islanders and their homeland. 

Discover many unique aspects of this small community who '... have preserved an innocence of life and a gentleness and a benevolence of manners which have gained for them the esteem, the admiration and the goodwill of all by whom they have been visited.' 


 

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Elizabeth Robertson's Diary, Norfolk Island 1845 by Merval Hoare

Thursday, February 27, 2020


Women living on Norfolk Island during the two convict periods remain shadowy figures, however this book of diary extracts reveals daily life as experienced by Elizabeth Robertson, the daughter of the Superintendent of Agriculture at Longridge. 


 
 

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