2016 07 Dec
Pitcairn Languages
 


The Pitcairn language, also known as Pitkern and Pitcairnese, is a creole language based on an 18th century dialect of English and Tahitian. It is a primary language of Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands . . .

19 Oct
Ferns of Pitcairn
 


Pitcairn Island has a fern flora of around 30 species, all of which are similar to or only doubtfully distinct from those of the Society and Austral Islands. It is presumed that these species which have succeeded in colonising the most south-easterly extension of Polynesia are among the most successful in dispersal of the Malayan-Polynesian ferns . . .

 24 Aug
Adamstown
 


Following the arrival of the Bounty mutineers in 1790 a turbulent ten years followed where conflict between the mutineers and the Tahitian men and indeed the mutineers themselves saw the population reduce from the original 28 down to just one mutineer, John Adams, and the Tahitian women . . .

06 Jul
Phoenix Petrel
 


The Phoenix petrel Pterodroma alba is considered to be a relatively rare and little known seabird of the tropical Pacific. It is a medium-sized tropical seabird, measuring up to 35 cm long, with a wingspan of around 83 cm . . .

19 Apr
HM Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday
 


HM Queen Elizabeth II is Head of State of the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth realms. The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of twenty-five . . .

09 Mar
William Shakespeare 1564-1616
 


William Shakespeare was born on or near April 23 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The third child of John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a local landed heiress, he had two older sisters and three younger brothers . . .

13 Jan
Pitcairn Landscapes
 


The Pitcairn Islands form the south-easternmost extension of the geological archipelago of the Tuamotus of French Polynesia and consist of four islands: Pitcairn Island, Oeno Island, Henderson Island and Ducie Island . . .
2015 09 Dec
Christmas Carols
 


Christmas on Pitcairn is a community affair and always enjoyed by all . . .

15 Oct
2015 Definitives
 


October 15 2015 is exactly 75 years since the Pitcairn Islands released its first issue of postage stamps . . .

26 Aug
The Breadfruit Saga
 


In 1787, Lieutenant William Bligh took command of the HMAV Bounty whose mission was to sail to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit saplings to take to the British Colonies in the West Indies and Jamaica in particular . . .

24 Jun
Ben Christian, BEM
 


On the 6th January 1921 Benjamin Norman Christian was born on Pitcairn Island to parents Thornton and Edith Christian . . .

29 Apr
Pitcairn on Canvas
 


The Pitcairn Islands promoted paintings of the Island in the 1980s with two stamp issues released. Additional works have been found which also beautifully illustrate these earlier times . . .

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