Norfolk Island

What is Norfolk Island known for?


original collection

and Mason (Ian J. Mason), and as the original collection by Gmelin was from Norfolk Island, this retained the name of ''multicolor'' and is now known


online world

as agricultural pests. The birds have also suffered from the introduction of mammals such as rats, cats, pigs and goats, as well as from introduced competitors such as Common Blackbirds and Crimson Rosellas. BirdLife International (2003). BirdLife's online World Bird Database: the site for bird conservation. Version 2.0. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. Available: (accessed 7 4 2009) Extinctions


scale opera

of large-scale opera concerts, more intimate matinees,champagne afternoon concerts and a traditional Island banquet and launch. Singers and classical musicians are brought in from Australia and New Zealand by boutique opera company, OPERATIF. This festival attracts hundreds of patrons each February primarily from Australia and New Zealand, but also from the USA, UK and SE Asia. Budget thumb 300px Norfolk Island masked boobies (File:Norfolk_Island_masked_boobies.jpg) * The '''Foodland


series set

, shocked by the gratuitous sex and nudity, Aunty Jack expires from a heart attack. Bond then departed for a much-needed holiday on Norfolk Island where, jointly inspired by the convict ruins and his holiday reading, Errol Flynn's ''My Wicked Wicked Ways'', he came up with the concept for a new series set in the bushranger days, which became ''Flash Nick From Jindivik''. Availability Imparja Television broadcasts throughout most of the Northern Territory, and also to some remote parts of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria (Victoria, Australia), Tasmania and Norfolk Island. It is generally available by satellite on the VAST (Viewer Access Satellite Television) or Optus Aurora platforms, though in some locations it is broadcast terrestrially. Imparja Television has the largest geographic range of any commercial television network in Australia. Imparja is also received on the Spirit of Tasmania (TT-Line Company) Bass Strait Ferries. Following the Molesworth committee's report, transportation to New South Wales was abolished in 1840, although it continued to other colonies. Disturbed at reports of conditions on Norfolk Island, Lord Normanby, Secretary of State for the Colonies, suggested that a new system should be used, and the superintendence given to an officer deeply concerned with the moral welfare of the convicts. Maconochie was recommended to put this new system in place. In 1800, having established a reputation as an able and efficient administrator, Foveaux offered to go to Norfolk Island as Lieutenant-Governor. Finding the island run down, he built it up with particular attention to public works, for which he earned the praise of Governor King (Philip Gidley King). Bounty Day is the national holiday of Norfolk Island, celebrated annually on 8 June, in memory of the arrival of the Pitcairn Islanders on Norfolk Island in 1856. Norfolk Islanders Norfolk Island Time Line Prior to 8 June 1856, Norfolk Island had been a penal colony, but was granted by Queen Victoria (Victoria of the United Kingdom) to the Pitcairners as a home in 1856. WikiPedia:Norfolk Island Dmoz:Regional Oceania Norfolk Island


active military

enforcement Defence is the responsibility of the Australian Defence Force. There are no active military installations or defence personnel on Norfolk Island. The Administrator may request the assistance of the Australian Defence Force if required. Civilian law enforcement and community policing is provided by the Australian Federal Police. The normal deployment to the island is one sergeant and two constables. These are augmented by five local Special Members who have police powers but are not AFP employees. Courts The Norfolk Island Court of Petty Sessions is the equivalent of a Magistrates Court (Australian court hierarchy) and deals with minor criminal, civil or regulatory matters. The Chief Magistrate of Norfolk Island is usually the current Chief Magistrate of the Australian Capital Territory. Three local Justices of the Peace (Justice of the Peace) have the powers of a Magistrate to deal with minor matters. The Supreme Court of Norfolk Island deals with more serious criminal offences, more complex civil matters, administration of deceased estates and federal laws as they apply to the Territory. The Judges of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island are generally appointed from among Justices of the Federal Court of Australia and may sit on the Australian mainland or convene a circuit court. Appeals are to the Federal Court of Australia. Census Norfolk Island takes its own censuses, without dependence to those taken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics which do not cover the island. Postal service Australia Post sends and receives mail from Norfolk Island with the postcode 2899. However distribution is carried out by the Norfolk Island Postal Service. Consequently, stamps issued by Norfolk cannot be used in Australia, and those issued by Australia Post cannot be used on the island. Economy and infrastructure Tourism, the primary economic activity, has steadily increased over the years. As Norfolk Island prohibits the importation of fresh fruit and vegetables, most produce is grown locally. Beef is both produced locally and imported. The island has one winery, Two Chimneys Wines. WikiPedia:Norfolk Island Dmoz:Regional Oceania Norfolk Island


study reasons

to the island and more young people leave for work and study reasons; however, there are efforts to keep it alive via dictionaries and the renaming of some tourist attractions to their Norfuk equivalents. In 2004 an act of the Norfolk Island Assembly made it a co-official language of the island. ''The Dominion Post (The Dominion Post (Wellington))'', 21 April 2005 (page B3) WikiPedia:Norfolk Island Dmoz:Regional Oceania Norfolk Island


white band

sporting organisations. The flag (Flag of Norfolk Island) is three vertical bands of green, white, and green with a large green Norfolk Island pine tree centred in the slightly wider white band. Constitutional status The exact status of Norfolk Island is controversial. Despite the island's status as a self-governing territory of Australia administered by the Attorney-General's Department (Attorney-General's Department (Australia)), ref name "AussieAG


unique quot

of this was after Gail Cox, a police officer from Kent, UK, who was serving a temporary assignment on Pitcairn, began uncovering allegations of sexual abuse. When a 15-year-old girl decided to press rape charges in 1999, criminal proceedings (code-named "Operation Unique") were set in motion. The charges include 21 counts of rape, 41 of indecent assault and two of gross indecency with a child under 14. Over the following two years, police officers in Australia


intelligence title

airport, Norfolk Island Airport. unpaved); however, local law gives cows the right of way. ref name "bbc


quot species

Clark "forgave her the remainder (he has ordered 50) because she was an old woman". *''S. d. tasmani'' (including ''S. d. fullagari'') van Tets, Meredith, Fullagar & Davidson, 1988 : '''Tasman Booby''' or Lord Howe Masked Booby :The form breeding on Lord Howe (Lord Howe Island) and the Kermadec Islands. Large prehistoric specimens known from the former and Norfolk Island are sometimes considered a distinct "species" (properly

Norfolk Island

'''Norfolk Island''' ( from Lord Howe Island. The island is part of the Commonwealth of Australia, but it enjoys a large degree of self-governance. Together with two neighbouring islands, it forms one of Australia's external territories (States and territories of Australia). It has 2,300 inhabitants living on a total area of about 35 km 2 . Its capital is Kingston (Kingston, Norfolk Island).

Originally settled by East Polynesians, Norfolk Island was colonised by Great Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain) as part of its settlement of Australia in 1788. The island served as a convict penal settlement until May 1855, except for an 11-year hiatus between 1814 and 1825, when it was abandoned. In 1856 permanent civilian residence on the island began when it was settled from Pitcairn. In 1901, the island became a part of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The evergreen Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) is a symbol of the island and thus pictured on its flag (Flag of Norfolk Island). Native to the island, the pine is a key export industry for Norfolk Island, being a popular ornamental tree on mainland Australia, where two related species grow, and also worldwide.

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