From Pitcairners to Norfolk Islanders
According to Janelie Blucher, acting director of Norfolk Island Museum, this settlement period started the moment Marie’s gran set foot on Kingston pier and extends through to today.
Like Marie, nearly half of Norfolk Islanders (about 900 people) are direct descendants of those Pitcairn migrants. And most still speak the native Pitcairn language, a combination of 18,h century English and Tahitian.
But Norfolk Island’s fascinating human history didn’t start there, says Janelie.