Norfolk Island


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Aproaching Norfolk Island fron the East

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These cliffs are not very welcoming for boats, so it would have been difficult for the convicts to escape.

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Passing to the North of Phillip Island with erosion exposing the red earth or rock.

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Phillip Island is just off the south coast of Norfolk Island

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Panorama of the southern shore of Norfolk Island

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Site of the first settlement.

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Slaughter Bay to the left and Emily Bay to the right.

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Our tenders shuttling the passengers ashore.

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Tourist busses lined up on the wharf.

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The Regatta anchored offshore.

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Looking east towards Emily Bay

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The foreshore here is aproximately where the Sirius came to grief on the reef. More on that later.

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An old whale boat.

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Inside one of the original buildings.

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The new gaol.

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Corner of the old government house.

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Site of the original government house.

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Royal engineer's office.

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"Burnt Pine",  the new settlement. This reminded us of a Queensland country town about 60 years ago.

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Craft shop.

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Trent Christian selling CD's. He must be one of Fletcher Christian's decendents. There are lots of Christians in the cemetry.

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Poster of Emily Bay, with the tide a bit higher than we had it.

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Elisabeth at the Edge of the World

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Movie Theatre

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Tropical plants.

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A bit of everything.

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Almost Pigin English!

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Back at the beach and the tide is even lower.

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Slaughter Bay with Emily Bay behind.

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The new gaol again.

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The entrance.

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Inside the new gaol. The cells have been removed and used for building materials.

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Looking across Slaughter Bay to the Regatta

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Remnants of the lime kiln.

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Remnants of the salt house.

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Emily Bay.

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At low tide the beach is quite wide.

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Looking back towards the first settlement.

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The golf course.

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The club house is an old government building.

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This was government house but is now privately owned.

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A very large Norfolk Island Pine

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Government house again.

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Looking up Quality Row

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The golf course again.

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No. 3 Quality Row.

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The cemetry. Lots of Christians buried here, decendents of Fletcher Christian of the mutiny of the Bounty.

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Beach behind the cemetry.

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Looking south from the same spot.

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Looking back across the cemetry.

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Looks like Cassidys were in the military too.

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Quality Row again.

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The shuttle boats back to the Regatta

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Emily Bay again

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Elisabeth and Ursula walking the deck.

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Farewell Norfolk Island.

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Departing Norfolk.

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Presentation from the Hula dance class.

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