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The beautiful Norfolk Pine on Norfolk Island  

The beautiful Norfolk Pine on Norfolk Island

A Splendid Isolation

August 22nd 2011
Appearing as an emerald speck on the vast sapphire waters between Australia and New Zealand, Norfolk Island is largely unknown to the outside world. Originally visited by Polynesians as early as 1150, the Island’s most famous inhabitants are the Pitcairners (descendants of the Bounty mutineers from their 1789 escapade) who relocated here in 1856. Nowadays Norfolk Island is said to be a travel ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Norfolk Island

Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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