NORFOLK ISLAND

Norfolk Island is a speck in the Pacific Ocean discovered by Captain Cook about 2.1/2 hrs by jet plane from Sydney. It is in a similar longitude to New Zealand and latitude to Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.


Surfing area near Crystal Pool

Coastal view - Crystal Pool area

Coastline from the whaling station.

Anglican church on Norfolk Island.

Coast from Kingston pier

The only way they can launch boats at Kingston

It takes a lot of expertise to get boats out through the surf.

Kingston pier again

The gaol in the background from the gates of the Commissariat Store. The tall walls are not to keep the occupants IN but to keep escaped convicts OUT. It was a very brutal place and convicts would stop at nothing to get revenge.

Emily Bay

From the salt works at Emily Bay. Salt was very important for the curing of meat before the days of refrigeration.

Cook landed to the left of the headland we are standing on.

Cook monument area - water is crystal clear.

Norfolk Island Pines.
The "hallmark" of Norfolk Island. Captain Cook thought they would be excellent for ships' masts and spars but and the indigenous flax good for sails. 34 trees were felled and sent to England and out of those 27 were found to be defective. Thus the hopes of supplying the Admiralty were dashed. The flax staple was also too short of staple to make a good fabric.

Hallmark of Norfolk - it's on their flag as well.

Captain Cook monument

The waterfront at Kingston

Phillip Island with Nepean Island behind.

Phillip Island (2km out) and Nepean Island (7km out).

The prisoners' barracks from the bay

Part of the settlement.

Phillip Island

"Hilly Lilly" front garden.
The fertility of the soil and the gentle climate is conducive to gardens such as this.

Fertile soil.
The rich soil and beautiful mild climate all goes support lillies like these.

Beloperone.

A beautiful garden in the Cyclorama Garden.
The Cyclorama painted by local artists depicting Norfolk's history is a "must see".

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