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Pitcairn Island

  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

HISTORY. It was discovered by Carteret in 1767, but remained uninhabited until 1790, when it was occupied by 9 mutineers of HMS Bounty, with 12 women and 6 men from Tahiti. Nothing was known of their existence until the island was visited in 1808.

Further Reading

  1. A Guide to Pitcairn. Pitcairn Island Administration, Auckland, revised ed. 1990Google Scholar
  2. Ball, I., Pitcairn: Children of the Bounty. London, 1973Google Scholar
  3. Murray, S., Pitcairn Island: the First 200 Years. La Canada (CA), 1992Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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