Pitcairn Island is arguably the most isolated inhabited spot on Earth. Yet despite tricky ocean currents, often lethal surf and sudden gales, the island’s standing as the home of the descendants of Fletcher Christian and his mutineer cohorts from H.M.S. Bounty has drawn thousands of ships to its shores. This maritime history of the island chronicles every ship that has called at Pitcairn from the time of the arrival of the mutineers in 1790 to December 2010. The ship’s log format lists the date of each call, the ship’s name and particulars, and brief reports of activities during the call, which often include matters of love, murder, survival, intrigue, shipwreck, romance, and much more. Since Pitcairn remains totally dependent on ships for its survival, this work offers the most thorough historical record of the island and its people.
"This maritime history of the island chronicles every ship that has called at Pitcairn from the time of the arrival of the mutineers in 1790 to December 2010. The ship's log format lists the date of each call, the ship's name, and brief reports of activities during the call"--Provided by publisher.
This book tells the story of the language of the Bounty mutineers and their Polynesian consorts that developed on remote Pitcairn Island in the late 18th century. Most of their descendants subsequently relocated to Norfolk Island. It is an in-depth study of the complex linguistic, ecological and sociohistorical forces that have been involved in the formation and subsequent development of this unique endangered language on both islands.
This is a detailed history of the Pitcairn islanders from the original settlement through the opening years of the 21st century. The islands isolation is contrasted with the international attention garnered from its captivating history, making the society a one-of-a-kind historical curiosity.
This international field guide provides methods and studies on how-to-do case study research in natural settings. This text is ideal for those studying and conducting case study research in tourism, hospitality and leisure disciplines. It provides a comprehensive and practical account of how to describe, explain and predict case behavior.
This volume contains a collection of articles that include both case studies and theoretical insights applicable to the tourism development challenges of tropical coastal and island destinations throughout the world. Topics include the shortcoming of (eco)tourism in Madagascar, collaboration theory and successful multi-stakeholder partnerships on Indonesian resort islands, resilience theory and development pressures on a Malaysian island, results and implications of a detailed survey of cruise passengers in Colombia, perceptions of underdevelopment as limiting factors in Costa Rica, and conflicts of perception and reality through the literary myths of Pitcairn Island. This book was published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.
"The only complete cruising guide to the islands of the Pacific . . . a must." —Islands "A trove of information for the cruiser planning to set sail for the Pacific. . . A very readable, easy-to-follow guide." —Santana The fifth edition of this sailing standard includes updated charts and text reflecting changes in regulations and facilities for most countries and specific ports of entry. New appendices include procedures for entry to Australia, which are more exacting than most Pacific landfalls, and an extensive list of information sources: cruising guidebooks, important general tourist guides, chart suppliers, and key web sites for the countries covered by Landfalls of Paradise.
The British Overseas Territories are the last remnants of the British Empire scattered around the globe. This book traces their little-known history from their discovery by European explorers to today’s controversies, wars and scandals, which are all rooted in the past. Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the British Antarctic Territory is tested against early documentation. The multinational development of Gibraltar provides the backdrop to Spain’s current position regarding the Rock. Ignoring the interests of Diego Garcia residents when a US naval base was constructed is traced to longstanding neglect of the island. The past development of the Cayman Islands and the Virgin Islands is compared to explain their different paths towards today’s success. The comparison between Bermuda’s current prosperity and St. Helena’s difficulties is traced to their different administrative evolution since the 17th century. Anguilla’s resistance to pirate attacks helped develop its resilience in opposing later political union with St. Kitts. The roots of Montserrat’s political problems are traced to complacent 18th century planters, while the seeds of recent scandals in Pitcairn Island and the Turks and Caicos were sown in the 19th century. The book reviews the internal and external conflicts which exacerbated the social, legal, economic and political problems suffered by these territories. Neglect by corrupt administrators created a two-speed British Empire in which the interests of the smaller colonies were largely ignored. The consequences for these territories of European dynastic wars, the slave trade and emancipation, the French Revolution, and the American War of Independence are all analysed. No other published history has tackled the subject in such broad terms. The study breaks new ground in academic research and provides original insights into identifying solutions to current problems.