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Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands Society Newsletter
Number 1   •   February 2019

Hello and welcome to the first newsletter from the Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands Society (PNI). This newsletter is not intended to replace our twice yearly magazine The Bounty; the idea is to only publish this occasionally, or when there is something important to announce.

If you have any comments on this edition, or suggestions for content of future newsletters, please get in touch.

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Our new website is slowly growing. Come along and have a look, and do let us know if you spot any errors. Don't miss the great photos that Andy Christian took under the sea off the Pitcairn coast back in 2007, including the one above which shows the remains of the Bounty laying on the sea bed. Click on the photo to watch the slide show on our website.
This is the cover of our latest magazine, the January 2019 edition. Read more about it here.
You can download a free sample edition of our magazine in PDF format. Visit this page.

After the mutiny…

New movie aims to tell the story of Pitcairn's early days

Roger Donaldson is plotting a return to one of his most high-profile films. The director says he has signed on to direct a "spiritual sequel" to The Bounty
"It's about what happened to the mutineers and their wives and girlfriends when they went to live on Pitcairn Island," the 73-year-old director told Stuff.  "It's a pretty dramatic story."
Donaldson directed a lavish 1984 historical drama based on the 1789 South Pacific mutiny of the Lieutenant William Bligh-helmed  HMAV Bounty by Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian. Shot partly in New Zealand, the high-profile cast included Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sir Laurence Olivier and Liam Neeson.
(Thanks to Ted Cookson for the information)
This photograph was taken by Stephen Walters during the making of The Bounty (1984). Our magazine, published in July 2000, included the article A Brief History of The Bounty (1984) by Tim Axon with illustrations and photographs by Stephen Walters.
Are you a postcard collector? If so, you may be interested in the free guide to postcard backs by David Ransom. Also included in the book is an illustrated catalogue of HGK real photo postcards of Pitcairn, and also an illustrated catalogue of real photo Panama Canal postcards from the same period. If you do download the book, please consider making a small donation (£2 suggested) to Cancer Research through the Just Giving page.
The guide to postcard backs is updated regularly. The present free download is version 1.6. There is no need to donate more than once if you download an updated version at a later time.
The image above, when clicked, will take you to David Ransom's "Just Giving" page which is raising money for Cancer Research.
To find out more about joining the PNI, click here to visit the membership page on our website.
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