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Pitcairn Island


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A volcanic island of the southern Pacific Ocean east-southeast of Tahiti. Discovered by a British navigator in 1767, it was settled in 1790 by mutineers from H.M.S. Bounty and has been administered by the British since 1839. Descendants of the original settlers still live on the island.

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  • proper n. The main island of Pitcairn


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  • The descendants of the mutineers from The Bounty on Pitcairn Island, which is a mere 2,092 kilometres away.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • The closest inhabited place, almost 1200 miles to the west, is Pitcairn Island, settled in 1790 by the mutineers from the H.M.S Bounty.

    Richard Bangs: Skullduggery on Easter Island (Part I of II)

  • Fletcher Christian and his conspirators, by contrast, eventually settled on the paradisiacal Pitcairn Island, where life descended into a Hobbesian hell when the new inhabitants turned on one another.

    Bounteous Misperceptions

  • And just in case you think that's a good idea, I refer you to Sean Hannity's exclusive on-air phone interview with a caller who identified himself only as 245-year-old mutineer Fletcher Christian of Pitcairn Island.

    Stop the Government Takeover of America's Armed Forces!

  • Sometimes, I think we should send idiot's like this to.... let's say Pitcairn Island, after all the people there have been resettled someplace else.

    Walk in My Shoes: Teen talks about deadly brawl

  • While the story of the mutineers who scuttled the H.M.S. Bounty off a remote S.uth Pacific isle in 1790 has inspired five blockbusters, the saga of their Pitcairn Island descendants is far less romantic.

    January 2008

  • Henderson Island (24┬░22'S, 128┬░20'W), a World Heritage Site, is the largest island in the Pitcairn Island group, one of the remotest groups of islands in the South Pacific, with no major landmass within a 5,000 kilometer (km) radius.

    Henderson Island, United Kingdom

  • Background: Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.

    Pitcairn Islands

  • The Pitcairn Island district includes the uninhabited atolls of Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno islands.

    Pitcairn Islands

  • On a day in the hot London summer of 2006, the smallest of all those colonial shavings, Pitcairn Island, took center stage for the first and surely the last time with a child-rape case that seemed to hover somewhere between Paradise Lost and Lord of the Flies.

    Trouble in Paradise


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