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First posted on July 9th 2002, last revised on November 25th 2004

Pitcairn was first settled by Polynesians in the 11th century; this settlement was extinct by the 15th century. In 1790 the island was again settled by a group consisting of the mutineers of the Bounty and of Tahitians. The island settlement remained cut off from the rest of the world until 1808; in 1814 a ship of the Royal Navy landed and found the settlement. In 1838 Pitcairn was declared a British colony. In 1970 Pitcairn was placed under the British High Commissioner of New Zealand.

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Country Profiles from Wikipedia; from CIA World Factbook, Countries : Pitcairn
Jane's Pitcairn Home Page
Nähere Nachrichten über eine Colonie Europäer auf einer Insel des Süd- oder Stillen Meeres, pp.87-107 in vol.1 of Ethnographisches Archiv, 1814, in German, GB
Links General from dmoz
Category : Pitcairn Islands, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of the Pitcairn Islands, from Wikipedia
Organizations Pacific History Association
Pacific Islands Museums and Cultural Institutions Association (PIMA)
New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Pacific Islands Interest Group
Pacific Islands Study Circle (Philately)
Historical Dictionaries Archaeopedia New Zealand
Accounts of History Article : History of the Pitcairn Islands, from Wikipedia
History of the Pitcairn Islands, from Lonely Planet
History, from Online Pitcairn
M. Russell, Polynesia: a history of the South Sea islands, including New Zealand ; with narrative of the introduction of christianity, 1852, GB
Politics Political Resources on the Web : Pitcairn Islands
Governments on the WWW : Pitcairn Islands; Article Politics of the Pitcairn Islands, from Wikipedia
Economy & Finances Article : Pitcairn : Economy, from Wikipedia
Social History Article : Pitcairn, from Education Encyclopedia
Ethnography Languages of New Caledonia (2), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Pitcairn
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Pitcairn Islands, from Kirken i Norge
Local History
Biographies Pacific Islander Biography, database maintained at ANU
Others Oceania Ecoregion, from WWF

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Pitcairn, by Ben Cahoon
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Pitcairn, from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer
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Historic Australian Newspapers 1803-1954
Life Magazine 1936-1972, GB, 39 entries for Pitcairn
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Movies Colonial Film. Moving Images of the British Empire : Pitcairn (listing of film titles)
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Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK), Archives New Zealand for Pitcairn
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Secular Article Pitcairn, from EB 1911
Geographical Pitcairn Island, p.160 in vol.3 of H. Murray et al., The encyclop©Ądia of geography, 1837, GB
Pitcairn Island, pp.846-850 in A.G. Findlay, A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean, 1851, GB
Historical Story of the Bounty Concluded, pp.306-307 in S.G. Goodrich, Peter Parley's common school history, 1853, GB
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Tennessee Archaeology Net : Bibliographies for Anthropological Research : Australia and Oceania
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
Online Journals On Oceania Journal of the Polynesian Society 1892-1991
Pacific Studies, IA
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 1979-
Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes, 1945-2009 online
The Contemporary Pacific 2000-2013
On Mission Mission Periodicals Online, from Yale Univ. Library
Magazin für die neueste Geschichte der evangelischen Missions- und Bibelgesellschaften 1818, 1820, 1824, 1827, 1831, 1832, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1841, 1850, 1853, 1867 GB; 1818-1856 from Yale Univ. Library
Church Missionary Society (London), Missionary Register, GB; search for Tonga, Friendly Islands vol.11 1823, vol.12 1824, vol.14 1826, vol.16 1828, vol.17 1829, vol.20 1832, vol.30 1842, vol.36 1848, vol.38 1850
London Missionary Society, The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1860, 1862, 1864-I, IA; 1848-1866 at Yale Univ. Library (full view)
Annales de la propagation de la foi 1834-1933, Gallica
Historiography Article : Pacific Islands Historiography, by K.R. Howe, pp.685-687, in vol.2 of A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, NY 1998 [G]
General Accounts On Oceania Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.25, pp.266-269 Article Pacific Islands : New Caledonia. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.25
On New Caledonia
Historical Dictionaries Robert D. Craig and Franklin P. King, Historical Dictionary of Oceania, Westport CT : Greenwood 1981 [G]
Historical Atlas Colin McEvedy, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific, London : Penguin 1998, 120 pp. [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]

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