Bounty Day… From a Visitor’s Perspective

Bounty Day… From a Visitor’s Perspective
​A day that is precious to Norfolk Islander's hearts is Anniversary Day, otherwise known as Bounty Day. Each year on the 8th of June a celebration takes place in remembrance of the day their Ancestors arrived from Pitcairn Island. While some Bounty Day traditions may have changed over the years, the clothes, the food and the sense of belonging neve...
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Foundation Day... Back where it all began

Foundation Day... Back where it all began
​World politics, forks in the road, happenstance, coincidence. Call it what you will, but the arrival of colonial settlers on Norfolk Island was the fortunate outcome – for us more than 230 years later, anyway – of all these things. It might not have been so fortunate, though, for those unlucky enough to be caught up in the British penal system of ...
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Doing things differently – Thaenksgiwen Dieh

Doing things differently – Thaenksgiwen Dieh
​Who in the world celebrates what is normally a late-summer Harvest Home in the springtime, calls it Thanksgiving, and doesn't traditionally serve turkey at the feast?Norfolk Islanders, that's who. They like to do things a little differently.Thanksgiving Day arrived on Norfolk Island, becoming part of the cultural fabric of its people, by a somewha...
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