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Pitcairn is inhabited by descendants of the Bounty mutineers and
their Tahitian companions.
Map of The Pacific Islands, Pitcairn Island.
Located halfway between New Zealand and South America, Pitcairn Island can only be accessed
The capital of Pitcairn Islands is Adamstown, on Bounty Bay.
View a graphical weather forecast for the week ahead in Adamstown.
and Pitcairn Island:
What has helped to perpetuate the romantic fascination with the mutiny is the existence of
a small community on Pitcairn Island directly descended from the mutineers and their
For two months the Bounty Mutineers combed the Cooks, Tonga and the eastern islands of Fiji for a
home; and it was almost in desperation that Christian, recalling or stumbling on
Carteret's account, sailed eastwards again for Pitcairn, which he reached on 15 January
Pitcairn Island's first postage stamps were issued on 15 October 1940, and issues have
been sought after by philatelists, investors or those seeking a fascinating hobby, ever
Places of interest on Pitcairn Island.
Trip To The
It's extraordinarily hard to get there and even after travelling thousands of miles many
travellers are forced to turn back a few hundred meters short of their goal, due to
impossible conditions in Bounty Bay.
Visitors planning to land and stay in the Islands must first obtain a licence to land and
reside there, from the office of the Commissioner for Pitcairn Island. Licences, for
which a fee is payable, are valid for six months but may be renewed for further similar
periods by the Governor.
Voyage To Pitcairn
The voyage of the Benjamin Franklin began on Sunday, 7thOctober, 2001 as the vessel and
its crew set sail from Dyer's Dock in Woods Hole, MA on route to Pitcairn Island and
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