Title: Territory of Norfolk Island


Population: 1,748

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Introduction: Norfolk Island a tiny Australian island in the South Pacific Ocean is defined by pine trees and jagged cliffs. Sandy beaches include Emily Bay with reef-protected waters. Norfolk Island National Park offers views over palm forests from Mt. Pitt. In the capital Kingston the Norfolk Island Museum traces the island's colourful past. The Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area has a ruined British penal colony.


Overview: Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856 the island was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.

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