History of Norfolk Island
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First posted on November 22nd 2004






Timeline : Norfolk Island


1774
1788

1810
1814
1825
1855
1856
1856

1858
1896
1901
1913-1914
1948
1980
British navigator James Cook discovered uninhabited island, named it Norfolk Island
British Lt. Philip Gidley King claimed Norfolk Island for British crown, established convict
settlement
British authorities decided to abandon convict settlement on Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island convict settlement evacuated, buildings destroyed
British reestablished penal colony on Norfolk Island for those awaiting execution
Penal colony on Norfolk Island shut down
Population of Pitcairn resettled on Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island administratively separated from Van Diemens Land, established a separate
colony
Group of settlers returned to Pitcairn
Self Government of Norfolk Island cancelled; placed under NSW
Commonwealth of Australia established; Nofolk Island not mentioned; status undefined
Australia's Norfolk Island Act, defined NI territory ofCommonwealth of Australia
Norfolk Islanders granted Australian citizenship
Norfolk Islnd adopted flag




EXTERNAL
FILES
History and Culture, from norfolkisland.com
CIA World Factbook Nofolk Island
Norfolk Island's Official Homepage
Norfolk Island's Home on the Web
Norfolk Island's Fascinating History, from Discover Norfolk Island