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Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands


  • Type: British Overseas Territory


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Henderson Island Island

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1808/02/06 Captain Mayhew Folger Captain The ship TOPAZ encounters the Pitcairn Islands and the last remaining HMS BOUNTY mutineer, Alexander Smith, whose real name is John Adams. The TOPAZ will set sail after only ten hours. Mutiny on the HMS Bounty

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Location

Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about midway between Peru and New Zealand - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands:
Locale Type British Overseas Territory



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Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. Pitcairn was the first Pacific island to become a British colony (in 1838) and today remains the last vestige of that empire in the South Pacific. Outmigration, primarily to New Zealand, has thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to less than 50 today. - The World Factbook


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