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The following sources are recommended by an expert whose research specialty is the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.


Six Superlative Sources

· Pitcairn Islands Travel Guide. The complete Pitcairn Islands chapter from Moon Handbooks South Pacific by David Stanley is now available online complete with five island maps.

· Henderson Island Website. Uninhabited Henderson Island is the largest of the four islands comprising the Pitcairn Islands Group. In 1988, Henderson was added to UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage Site list, the first South Pacific locale to be so honored. This website maintained by Mark Winthrop of Copenhagen, Denmark, offers photos, maps, and much useful information.

· Norfolk Island's Home on the Web. In 1856, the British government evacuated the entire population of Pitcairn Island to Norfolk Island between New Zealand and New Caledonia, and today a third of Norfolk's 1,900 inhabitants have Pitcairn names. Two families returned to Pitcairn in 1858, followed by four more in 1864, and Pitcairn's present population is descended from those six families. This site introduces the current home of the largest group of Pitcairn descendants.

· The Official Pitcairn Island Government Website. This official site controlled by the Office of the Governor of Pitcairn in New Zealand gives a good history of Pitcairn, lists the rules and regulations involved in a visit, has a section devoted to the Pitcairn Island Philatelic Bureau, and even tells you how to register a .pn Pitcairn Island online domain name.

· Pitcairn Islands Study Center. The Pitcairn Islands Study Center, based at Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, is a world-class study center about the mutiny on the Bounty. The members of the college and many inhabitants of Pitcairn share the Seventh-Day Adventist faith.

· Salt, Rachel. Guide to Pitcairn. Pitcairn Islands Administration, 2000. A colorful governmental publication about each of the islands in the Pitcairn group. This is presently the most informative guide to present-day Pitcairn available.

Other Excellent Sources

· Birkett, Dea. Serpent in Paradise. Picador, 1997. The candid tale of a British woman who spent several months on Pitcairn secretly preparing a memoir. In the end she became involved in an affair and was forced to flee on a passing tanker, leaving her book rather tarnished by negativity. Despite this, Birkett gives us a fascinating glimpse of contemporary Pitcairn.

· Carlsson, Susanne. Pitcairn: Island at the Edge of Time. Central Queensland University Press, 2000. Based on visits to the island by three generations of the author's family starting in 1932, this book paints a more sympathetic picture of the community than Dea Birkett's book.

· Map of the Pitcairn Islands. View a map of the four Pitcairn islands, from Map South Pacific.

· Pacific Expeditions Limited. Organizers of an annual sea voyage from Mangareva in French Polynesia to Pitcairn and Henderson islands.

· Pitcairn Island FAQs. One of the 15 countries and territories included in Moon Handbooks South Pacific is Pitcairn Islands. This page introduces the book and answers a few common questions about travel to Pitcairn.

· Pitcairn Miscellany. This delightful monthly newsletter is sponsored by the Pitcairn Island School.

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