Norfolk Island Introduction - 2002
SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856, the island was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
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