Pitcairn Island


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Pit·cairn Island

 (pĭt′kârn′)
A volcanic island of the southern Pacific Ocean east-southeast of Tahiti. Inhabited in prehistoric times by Polynesian peoples and rediscovered by the British in 1767, it was settled in 1790 by mutineers from H.M.S. Bounty and has been administered by Britain since 1838. Descendants of the original settlers still live on the island.

Pitcairn Island

(pɪtˈkɛən; ˈpɪtkɛən)
n
(Placename) an island in the S Pacific: forms with the islands of Ducie, Henderson and Oeno (all uninhabited) a UK Overseas Territory; Pitcairn itself was uninhabited until the landing in 1790 of the mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty and their Tahitian companions. Capital: Adamstown. Pop: 48 (2012 est). Area: 4.6 sq km (1.75 sq miles)

Pit′cairn Is′land

(ˈpɪt kɛərn)
n.
a small British island in the S Pacific, SE of Tuamotu Archipelago: settled 1790 by mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty. 59; 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
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This gentleman is the Honorable McCoy, Chief Magistrate and Governor of Pitcairn Island.
The PYRENEES was swept within a hundred yards of it before the wind carried her clear, and at this moment the panting crew, its work done, burst out in a torrent of curses upon the head of McCoy --of McCoy who had come on board, and proposed the run to Mangareva, and lured them all away from the safety of Pitcairn Island to certain destruction in this baffling and terrible stretch of sea.
This old man was merely the seed of McCoy, of McCoy of the BOUNTY, the mutineer fleeing from the hemp that waited him in England, the McCoy who was a power for evil in the early days of blood and lust and violent death on Pitcairn Island.
Seven knots was her speed when everything favoured, and we'd had a two weeks' gale to the north'ard of New Zealand, and broke our engines down for two days off Pitcairn Island.
1790: Fletcher Christian and eight fellow mutineers from the Bounty landed on remote Pitcairn Island in the Pacific.
1790: Fletcher Christian and eight fellow mutineers from the Bounty landed on the remote Pitcairn Island in the Pacific.
He is working on the toponymy of Pitcairn Island and is concerned with philosophical and ontological foundations of language and place.
A Pitcairn Island B Easter Island C Christmas Island D Tahiti QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Which of the following is the Pope's summer residence?
when Ben Fogle attempted to visit Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific on a private yacht, officials suspected he was a spy, so he was interrogated then deported off the island.
This hypothesis is supported by the recent work of Horswill & Jackson (2012) where the austral winter presence of this species was reported primarily during late August around Pitcairn Island (25[degrees]04'S, 130[degrees]06'W), located some 2,000 km west of Easter Island.
Its patchy distribution in the Pacific includes the Philippines, Japan and French Polynesia as well as Fiji, Vanuatu and Pitcairn Island.
A history of Norfolk tourism, and a guide to accommodation and activities follows a brief physical and demographic description, in which we learn that the island lies 1,700 kilometres east of Australia, is administered by Australia, and has a population of 1800, approximately half descended from Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives, who resettled on Norfolk from Pitcairn Island in 1856.