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Norfolk Island (part 2)

The 2019 NZ/AUS Bookcrossing Unconvention was held on Norfolk Island, a semi-tropical island north of New Zealand.

In this episode: we start exploring the island, and most importantly, go to the beach to introduce my new chest to the ocean!


Eastminster by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (

Norfolk Island (part 4)

The 2019 NZ/AUS Bookcrossing Unconvention was held on Norfolk Island, a semi-tropical island north of New Zealand.

In this episode we go birdwatching, and see some boobies!

'Serenity' by Aakash Gandhi, sourced from YouTube audio library, attribution not required


On this episode of Jacob & Benny's Adventures, Jacob, Benny and the rest of the family take off on an escape to Norfolk Island!

It's only the first few days and already George experiences his first plane ride, the twins explore everything the island has to offer and everyone tries to avoid getting lost after discovering there's no Optus service coverage!

Buckle up because it's just the beginning!

Airports, Birthdays, Exploring and 1kg Steaks!

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the next Norfolk Island Episode coming soon!

Can't get enough of Jacob and Benny? Check out our last trip to K'gari Fraser Island!

Fraser Island Part 1:




Australian World War Two History, Labuan Island, Borneo, Malaysia

I visit the Labaun War Memorial and Surrender Point with local expat Australian Peter Searle.

Peter discusses the Sandakan Death March, the greatest single atrocity committed against Australians in war. It is believed that almost
3,600 Indonesians, 1,787 Australians, and 641 British prisoners died at, or between, Sandakan and Ranau.

At Surrender Point on Labuan, the 32nd Japanese Southern Army surrendered to the 9th Division Australian Imperial Forces on 9th September 1945 which led to the end of World War II in Borneo.

The Australian 9th Division, Rats of Tobruk, were heavily involved in reconstructing British North Borneo and rebuilt and re-established a considerable amount of civil infrastructure. The division developed a warm relationship with the local people and its efforts were recognised by the incorporation of the division's colour patch in the coat of arms of the new Colony of British Borneo. These arms were used until British Borneo became the Malaysian state of Sabah in 1963.

A big thank you to Historian, Lynette Silver for clarifying some historical points via email. For more information on any of the above history visit:

Historical images: Australian War Memorial

A pretty ordinary copy of a 60 minutes story on the Sandakan Death March gives a little more insight


Scenic Norfolk Island | Getaway 2021

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Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island by drone tourist.
DJI, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic Pro, Mavic, Mavic Mini 2, DJI Mini 2, Osmo Pocket.

A Week in Norfolk Island

We spent a week in Norfolk Island in August 2016, and here are some of the photos I took.

Norfolk Island is a great place to go and relax and do nothing, or do as much as you like. There is great snorkeling, walks, golden sand beaches, bird life, friendly people and more. There is some interesting history here.

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Summer Spliffs by Broke For Free
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Pitcairn Island Gannett's Ridge Kean Tribute

A walk on Gannets ridge, Pitcairn Island with Pawl Warren and Sue O’Keefe in tribute to Paul’s father Kean Warren

Norfolk Island Escorted Small Group Tour 2022

A peaceful paradise with a highly distinctive culture and lifestyle.
Our hugely popular Norfolk Island tour is BACK! Following our extremely successful tours in 2020 and 2021 we once again return to this Australian gem of a destination.

7 Nights, fully escorted from Brisbane, we will spent time touring Norfolk Island learning about the rich heritage, culture and history of this incredible island.

Flights, a full sightseeing program, 7 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, evening meals every day and all transfers are all included.

This tour will sell out very fast, so dont miss out on this wonderful opportunity to visit Norfolk Island!

From just $3,595pp twin share or $4,395 single traveller

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Norfolk Island

A visit to Norfolk Island, a remote island in the South Pacific. Highlights are the historic precinct of Kingston, a World Heritage site, Norfolk Island National Park with its rainforest rich in rare plants and meeting the decedents of the mutineers of the Bounty, who live on the island.

Capella Lodge - Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is one of Australia’s most inspiring destinations, and Capella Lodge is its most exclusive residence. With astonishing ocean and mountain views, it makes for the perfect base to explore this remarkable and little-visited island.

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Norfolk Island Governors Lodge

Governors Lodge Resort offers Norfolk Islands most exclusive 4 star fully serviced cottages set in wonderfully landscaped sub-tropical gardens incorporating majestic Norfolk Pines. The 55 individual one bedroom lodges provide privacy and comfort in tranquil surrounds. Your stay will be enhanced by our signature fully licensed, fine dining Governor's Restaurant in the beautifully restored Baileys homestead. Our all day Cafe located in the outdoor gardens marquee provides a variety of dining options. Conferences & weddings catered for in the fully equipped conference facility. Centrally located to the shopping centre and tourist attractions Governors Lodge Resort presents affordable luxury with attentive service.

Mackerel Islands August 2020

August trip to Onslow and the Mackerel Islands

Norfolk Island (part 3)

The 2019 NZ/AUS Bookcrossing Unconvention was held on Norfolk Island, a semi-tropical island north of New Zealand.

In this episode: we go on a free bus tour of the island, that takes us to the top of its highest mountain.

Eastminster by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (

Da Baas Side

Da Baas Side orn earth, Norfolk Island
Photography by David Evans & Thomas Huxley

Norfolk Island geography

Norfolk Island geography

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Norfolk Island geographytourism, Norfolk Island (/ˈnɔːrfək/ (About this sound listen); Norfuk: Norf'k Ailen[9]) is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia, 1,412 kilometres (877 mi) directly east of mainland Australia's Evans Head, and about 900 kilometres (560 mi) from Lord Howe Island. Together with the two neighbouring islands Phillip Island and Nepean Island it forms one of the Commonwealth of Australia's external territories. At the 2016 Australian census, it had 1748 inhabitants living on a total area of about 35 km2 (14 sq mi).[8] Its capital is Kingston.

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Norfolk Island is the main island in a group comprising the Australian external territory of Norfolk Island, situated in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand approximately 692 km (430 mi) south of New Caledonia.
The first settlers in Norfolk Island were East Polynesians but they were long gone when Great Britain settled it as part of its 1788 settlement of Australia. The island served as a convict penal settlement from 6 March 1788 until 5 May 1855, except for an 11-year hiatus between 15 February 1814 and 6 June 1825,[10][11] when it lay abandoned. On 8 June 1856, permanent civilian residence on the island began when it was settled from Pitcairn Island. In 1914 the UK handed Norfolk Island over to Australia to administer as an external territory.[12]:p 133

The evergreen Norfolk Island pine is a symbol of the island and is pictured on its flag. Native to the island, the pine is a key export for Norfolk Island, being a popular ornamental tree on mainland Australia, (where two related species grow), and also worldwide.
hotel,he coastline of Norfolk Island consists, to varying degrees, of cliff faces. A downward slope exists towards Slaughter Bay and Emily Bay, the site of the original colonial settlement of Kingston. There are no safe harbour facilities on Norfolk Island, with loading jetties existing at Kingston and Cascade Bay. All goods not domestically produced are brought in by ship, usually to Cascade Bay. Emily Bay, protected from the Pacific Ocean by a small coral reef, is the only safe area for recreational swimming, although surfing waves can be found at Anson and Ball Bays.

The climate is subtropical and mild, with little seasonal differentiation. The island is the eroded remnant of a basaltic volcano active around 2.3 to 3 million years ago,[39] with inland areas now consisting mainly of rolling plains. It forms the highest point on the Norfolk Ridge, part of the submerged continent Zealandia.

The area surrounding Mount Bates is preserved as the Norfolk Island National Park. The park, covering around 10% of the land of the island, contains remnants of the forests which originally covered the island, including stands of subtropical rainforest.

Government House, 2015
The park also includes the two smaller islands to the south of Norfolk Island, Nepean Island and Phillip Island. The vegetation of Phillip Island was devastated due to the introduction during the penal era of pest animals such as pigs and rabbits, giving it a red-brown colour as viewed from Norfolk; however, pest control and remediation work by park staff has recently brought some improvement to the Phillip Island environment.

The major settlement on Norfolk Island is Burnt Pine, located predominantly along Taylors Road, where the shopping centre, post office, bottle shop, telephone exchange and community hall are located. Settlement also exists over much of the island, consisting largely of widely separated homesteads.

Government House, the official residence of the Administrator, is located on Quality Row in what was the penal settlement of Kingston. Other government buildings, including the court, Legislative Assembly and Administration, are also located there. Kingston's role is largely a ceremonial one, however, with most of th

Swing Waltz - Norfolk Island, 2015 Farewell Ball

2015 Social Dancing Week on Norfolk Island. The Swing Waltz is guaranteed to fill the floor & tonight is special. We have a small competition on our last night where everyone dances for the Swing Waltz Perpetual Trophy. The judges are not dances & they have only one instruction - chose the couple that are enjoying themselves & you enjoy watching - it makes for some wonderful, popular, winners.

Norfolk Island -Then and Now

This is a Photography Project I undertook about Norfolk Island. It is based on recreating some Old Photographs taken in Norfolk Island in 1925 and recreating them in 2005.

Music Notes
(Intro) Greeting the day with a smile - Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions
Drunken Sailor - Cooper Cannell
St Anne’s Reel - Nat Keefe & Hot Buttered Rum
Sea of Ancestry - Jesse Gallagher

Link to Blurb Store where 2013 PhotoBook is available for online viewing and/or purchase. (note the Book has extra Photos)

Native forest on Lord Howe Island

Mostly Lord Howe Island banyan trees (Ficus columnaris var. columnaris) and Kentia palms (Howea forsteriana).

Norfolk Island under the ocean



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