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Bounty Day, Public Hol.

Bounty Day, Public Hol.

Date: Thursday 8th June 2017.
Time: all day
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Categories: History , Celebration , Public holiday

Tags: Norfolk Island , Bounty Day , HMS Bounty , Bounty descendants , Bounty families

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Anniversary (Bounty) Day on the 8th of June 2016 will mark the 160th anniversary of the arrival of the Pitcairn Islanders to Norfolk Island. The Pitcairners were the descendants of the infamous English sailors of mutiny on the Bounty fame and the Tahitian women who, under their leader Fletcher Christian began a new life on isolated Pitcairn Island.  After outgrowing tiny Pitcairn the community, Queen Victoria gave Norfolk Island to the 8 island families, 194 islanders arrived on the Morayshire in 1856.

The celebrations are held in the World Heritage area of Kingston which includes an re-enactment, parade, wreath laying, singing of hyms and a community picnic highlighting traditional food.
The 2016 Bounty evening Ball will be held on the Saturday 4th June at Rawson hall.
2017-06-08 09:30:00
2017-06-08 12:00:00