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Pitcairn Island Overview

(Encyclopedia) Pitcairn Island, volcanic island (2005 est. pop. 45), 2.5 sq mi (6.5 sq km), South Pacific, SE of Tuamotu Archipelago. Adamstown is the capital and only settlement. The…

Pitcairn Island

Infoplease has everything you need to know about Pitcairn Island. Check out our country profile, full of essential information about Pitcairn Island's geography, history, government, economy,…

Pitcairn Islands Map

  Pitcairn Islands Profile: History · Government · Economy · Population €¦ Pitcairn Islands Information Encyclopedia: Pitcairn Islands In-depth entries…

Pitcairn, John

(Encyclopedia) Pitcairn, John pĭt´kârn [key], 1722–75, British royal marine officer in the American Revolution. Major Pitcairn commanded the advance guard of the British troops at…

Bounty

(Encyclopedia) Bounty, British naval vessel, a 220-ton (200-metric-ton), 85-ft (26-m) cutter, commanded by William Bligh . She set sail for the Pacific in Dec., 1787, to transport…

Nordhoff, Charles

(Encyclopedia) Nordhoff, Charles nôrd´hŏf [key], 1830–1901, American journalist and author, b. Westphalia. In 1835 he emigrated with his family to Cincinnati. His service (1844–47) in…

Norfolk Island

(Encyclopedia) Norfolk Island nôr´fək [key], island (2016 pop. 1,748), 13 sq mi (34 sq km), South Pacific, a territory of Australia, c.1,035 mi (1,670 km) NE of Sydney. Its capital is…

The Bounty

A 1789 mutiny which led to a modern-day colony on Pitcairn Island Source: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition Copyright © 1993, Columbia University Press.The Bounty was the British…