Norfolk Island History

Doun a Toun‘ translates to: ‘Down Kingston’  NB: There are many different spellings used in our Norfolk language ~ this version is by Beryl Nobbs Palmer.

  • from c1150 to c1450 AD

    Polynesian Settlement

  • 1788 - 1814

    First (British) Settlement

    1788 - 1814

  • 1825 - 1855

    Second (British) Settlement

  • 1856 to present

    Pitcairn Settlement

    1856 to present