Aproaching Norfolk Island fron the East
These cliffs are not very welcoming for boats, so it would have been difficult for the convicts to escape.
Passing to the North of Phillip Island with erosion exposing the red earth or rock.
Phillip Island is just off the south coast of Norfolk Island
Panorama of the southern shore of Norfolk Island
Site of the first settlement.
Slaughter Bay to the left and Emily Bay to the right.
Our tenders shuttling the passengers ashore.
Tourist busses lined up on the wharf.
The Regatta anchored offshore.
Looking east towards Emily Bay
The foreshore here is aproximately where the Sirius came to grief on the reef. More on that later.
An old whale boat.
Inside one of the original buildings.
The new gaol.
Corner of the old government house.
Site of the original government house.
Royal engineer's office.
"Burnt Pine", the new settlement. This reminded us of a Queensland country town about 60 years ago.
Trent Christian selling CD's. He must be one of Fletcher Christian's decendents. There are lots of Christians in the cemetry.
Poster of Emily Bay, with the tide a bit higher than we had it.
Elisabeth at the Edge of the World
A bit of everything.
Almost Pigin English!
Back at the beach and the tide is even lower.
Slaughter Bay with Emily Bay behind.
The new gaol again.
Inside the new gaol. The cells have been removed and used for building materials.
Looking across Slaughter Bay to the Regatta
Remnants of the lime kiln.
Remnants of the salt house.
At low tide the beach is quite wide.
Looking back towards the first settlement.
The golf course.
The club house is an old government building.
This was government house but is now privately owned.
A very large Norfolk Island Pine
Government house again.
Looking up Quality Row
The golf course again.
No. 3 Quality Row.
The cemetry. Lots of Christians buried here, decendents of Fletcher Christian of the mutiny of the Bounty.
Beach behind the cemetry.
Looking south from the same spot.
Looking back across the cemetry.
Looks like Cassidys were in the military too.
Quality Row again.
The shuttle boats back to the Regatta
Emily Bay again
Elisabeth and Ursula walking the deck.
Farewell Norfolk Island.
Presentation from the Hula dance class.