English-speaking world

July 11, 2015

NORFOLK ISLAND

Norfolk Island is an island in the South Pacific Ocean and an Australian territory for historical reasons even though it is much closer to New Zealand. It is 1600km east of Sydney and Brisbane but only 1000km northwest of Auckland. The official language of Norfolk Island is English and all the islanders speak it. However, among themselves they often use Norfolk, a language derived from the English spoken by the Bounty Mutineers and the Tahitian spoken by their wives. 


The main attraction of the island consists of natural beauty: beautiful landscapes and wild seascapes. Almost a third of the island is devoted to reserves and national parks. The beaches need a mention as well, the cleanest salt water and softest sand imaginable, the surf here is pretty good too.  Another fascinating aspect of Norfolk's heritage is that this is the home of the descendants of the mutineers of the Bounty.

Received from Norfolk Island Tourism. For more information visit: www.norfolkisland.com.au
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2 comments:

  1. Dostalam jakis czas temu identyczna z tej samej strony :) Pisalam juz o niej u siebie na blogu :)

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  2. Ja także mam pocztówkę z tego miejsca, jednak inną (multi). Mam nadzieję, że wkrótce pojawi się na blogu :)

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