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Pit·cairn Island

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)
(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)
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.
The Pitcairn islands group, a volcanic formation in South Pacific, has a total population of 66.
In the cultural heritage and history of Norfolk and Pitcairn Islands, such a statement rings quite true; the two colonies, both originally British dependencies (Norfolk Island is now a colony of New Zealand), have a history in which one island culture has made a significant impact on the other.
Well, I'll tell you this - the day Mr Rooney becomes synonymous with the opinion of the man on the Clapham omnibus is the day I move to the Pitcairn Islands.
But surely the most tightly-fought poll of the year will be the general election in the Pitcairn Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean on Christmas Eve.
It maintained that Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny on the Bounty, didn't die in the Pitcairn Islands, but found his way back to England from the Pacific and made contact with Wordsworth -because they were childhood friends who had been at school together.
Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific; New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands.
A number of the recent sexual fence convictions against several ale residents of the Pitcairn Islands resulted from the maintenance of what have been described as 'consensual' sexual relationships between the men and the girls, many of whom were aged between twelve and fifteen years at the time the offences were committed.