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Norfolk Island


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Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1774/10/00 James Cook Captain James Cook sights Norfolk Island Second Voyage of James Cook
1788/02/15 Arthur Phillip Military Captain Arthur Phillip established a British convict colony on Norfolk Island

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Island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia - The World Factbook

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Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856, the island was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. - The World Factbook


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