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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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After the Bounty ... by Cal Adams

Thursday, June 06, 2019


The Mutiny on board the Bounty was the most famous mutiny to occur in history. It came to pass that in 1787 Captain William Bligh was sent on an expedition from England to Tahiti with a crew of 46 men in total. Bligh was provided an old ship, previously named the „Bethia‟; but was converted for its new mission which was to accommodate hundreds of breadfruit sapling from Tahiti. The ship was remained „The Bounty‟ and all of the crew were volunteers. 


The expedition was to transplant the breadfruit plants from Tahiti to the West Indies, where it was thought that they would be an economical food source for the Negro slaves 
who worked there. 


After living with, and working for Captain Bligh for over nine months, the majority of the crew could no longer take his harsh rules and contemptuous manner. They dreaded the journey back to England with Bligh, and true to his form, Bligh sustained his verbal abuse and outrageous temper from the outset of the return voyage. Thus, in April 1789, one month into the return journey to England there was a mutiny on board the ship „Bounty‟

 

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Shipwreck Archaelogy in Australia ... by Michael Nash

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Since the loss of the Trial in 1622, more than seven thousand shipwrecks have occurred in Australian waters. 


A significant number of these have now been located - often revealing themselves as time capsules providing fascinating insights into marine transportation, cargoes and early colonial life.

This is the story of how a unique underwater resource has been conserved and protected as part of the nation's rich maritime heritage - including wrecks associated with early exploration, colonial trade, whaling and the introduction of steam technology. 

Containing comprehensive maps and many previously unpublished photographs, Shipwreck Archaeology documents the work of leading maritime archaeologists on some of Australia's most important shipwreck sites. 
  

 

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A Taste of Norfolk ... by the Norfolk Island Rotary club

Thursday, May 23, 2019


This famous cook book published by the Rotary Club of Norfolk Island.

This great cook book has 255 favourite recipes of the Great cooks on Norfolk Island, 125 pages a great cookbook with some interesting recipes.

 

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Norfolk Island South Pacific

Thursday, May 16, 2019


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

 

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