PITCAIRN ISLANDS

Remote and often inaccessible, the history of this place is very famous!

The story of Fletcher Christian and his mutineers is well known and popularised in modern time by the movies “Mutiny on the Bounty”. Uninhabited when the Bounty first arrived, there was evidence of earlier settlement butscientists have not been able to ascertain the origin of the first settlers. Whether they moved on or died out is unclear.

The population peaked in 1937 to a total of 233, now there are less than 50 inhabitants. The young folk move away to find employment and busier lifestyles.

Pitcairn is steep and rugged with no rivers or springs, a high rainfall ensures fresh water. Not much of the original forest is left and gardens grow a variety of fruit and vegetables. The three other islands in the group (Oeno, Ducie and Henderson) are uninhabited.

 

 

Pitcairn Islands