Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Norfolk Island hosts 225th First Fleet Anniversary. Many descendants have ancestors who lived and received land grants before the island was abandoned and later inhabited by a second convict settlement and more recently the Bounty mutineers.

First Fleet descendants and history lovers are invited to celebrate the 225th First Fleet anniversary on Norfolk Island next March 2013. Norfolk Island after Sydney was a major First Fleet settlement. On March 6th 1788 Lieutenant Philip Gidley King and 22 settlers including 7 free men and 15 convicts hoisted British colours and took possession of Norfolk Island.

In recognition of the significance of Norfolk Island for the First Fleet a week of special events will be held on the island to commemorate the 225th anniversary. Highlights include an exclusive cliff-top lunch at the home of First Fleet descendant and a full re-enactment of the arrival on Foundation Day.

Descendants and history lovers will also have the opportunity to utilise the new state of the art KAVHA public research centre to learn more about their heritage and visit those areas which were originally given as land grants to their forebears.

The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has special packages for travel from Sydney 01-08 March 2013 and Brisbane 02-09 March 2013. Prices start from $999 per person twin share ex Brisbane and $1039 per person twin share ex Sydney for a seven night stay. The prices includes return economy class airfare to Norfolk Island, airline taxes, meet & greet at the airport, return airport transfers on Norfolk Island, 7 night’s twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire (car insurance and petrol extra), discount shopping card, complimentary mini- golf and complimentary ‘A Walk in the Wild’.

Prices are current today and subject to change without notice. Conditions apply.

For more information contact The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island on toll free phone 1800 1400 66 email [email protected] or fax 0011 6723 23205

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Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Norfolk Island Travel Centre, located on Norfolk Island, is an award winning travel agency that specialises in quality, personalised travel. Norfolk has a unique beauty of its own, with its renowned tall majestic pines, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. But Norfolk Island is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past. What was once a convicts’ nightmare is now the tranquil home of the descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty, who have their own unique culture and their own language. There is much to see and do on Norfolk Island: fascinating historic tours, see Kingston which is a World Heritage Listed area,outdoor re-enactments of the Bounty Mutiny (with parts played by actual descendants of Fletcher Christian), ‘Light and Sound’ shows, eco-tours, glass bottom boat coral reef trips, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, dining out in the numerous fine restaurants, bush walking, scenic horse riding, golf on what has been called the world’s most beautiful golf course, bowls, tennis, and squash. Take advantage of Norfolk's tax-free shopping or perhaps simply take some time out to relax and enjoy Norfolk's peaceful existence.

Debbie Steven
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10


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