2018 05 Apr
Pitcairn's Constitution - Nobbs and Eliott
 


Pitcairn’s Constitution, signed onboard the HMS Fly on 30 November 1838, incorporated Pitcairn into the British Empire and included two notable firsts in British legislation : female suffrage and compulsory schooling. . .

27 Feb
Jewels of the Bounty
 


When the mutineers burnt the HMAV Bounty on January 23, 1790 to avoid detection from the authorities, much was sent to the seabed of Bounty Bay . . .
2017 07 Dec
William Bligh 200 years
 


William Bligh was born on 9 September 1754, most probably in Plymouth, Devon. He was signed for the Royal Navy at age seven, at a time when it was common to sign early for a commission . . .

25 Oct
Transverse Ladybird
 


Coccinella transversalis, commonly known as the transverse ladybird or transverse lady beetle/ladybug is a species of beetle found from India across southern and south-eastern Asia to Malesia (a biogeographical region straddling the Equator and the boundaries of the Indomalaya ecozone and Australasia ecozone), Australia and into the Pacific . . .

13 Sep
Robert Pitcairn
 


250 years ago on July 2nd 1767, a young boy high in the crow’s nest of the HMS Swallow, shouted "Land Ahoy" and Pitcairn's Island was first sighted by a European . . .

26 Jul
Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve
 


Since early 2011 the Pew Environment Group's Global Ocean Legacy project has been working with the Pitcairn islanders on the idea of establishing a large scale marine reserve within their waters . . .

17 May
Maps through the Centuries
 


In 1766 Captain Philip Carteret was given the command of the HMS Swallow to circumnavigate the world as consort to the HMS Dolphin . . .

30 Mar
The Women of the Bounty
 


In September 1789 after the mutiny and while staying briefly on Tahiti, Fletcher Christian became concerned that some of his men were ready to rebel against him . . .

22 Feb
Rosalind Amelia Young
 


Rosalind Amelia Young was born on August 13th, 1853, the daughter of Simon Young and Mary Buffett Christian . . .
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 . . .
2015 15 Oct
2015 Definitives
 


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

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