Norfolk Island (Norfold Island, AU)

A territory of Australia, lying in the Pacific about 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) northeast of Sydney. The island has an area of 13.3 square miles (34.4 square kilometers) and a population (1990) of 1,800. In 1788 Norfolk Island became a British convict settlement, and served as such until 1855. In 1856 all of the nearly 200 inhabitants of Pitcairn Island, descendants of the mutineers of the Bounty , were transferred to Norfolk Island. (Within a few years about 40 returned to Pitcairn Island; from these are descended the present islanders.) Seventh-day Adventist Work. SDA s first visited Norfolk Island late in September 1891, when the missionary vessel Pitcairn brought a party of missionaries headed by E. H. Gates. In the party were also several recently baptized Pitcairners who had come t...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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