Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Norfolk Island history is rich and multi-faceted. Next year 15-20 March 2014, Historian Cathy Dunn will escort a group of visitors from Australia to hone in on Norfolk Island’s First Fleet history.

Based on the South Coast of NSW, Cathy has been involved with family history, general history and heritage for many years. Her work includes Historic cultural landscapes including cemeteries, lecturing and teaching History workshops, heritage impact Statements, heritage assessments and family history research.

Cathy published Norfolk Island Deaths: 1st Settlement 1788–1814, and continues to document her early Norfolk Island research with another book soon to be released in partnership with local Norfolk Island historian Liz McCoy.

March will be one of many repeat visits to Norfolk Island for Cathy, she typically escorts a minimum of one group each year to Norfolk Island. Cathy delights in sharing her extensive knowledge and visiting key historic areas with fellow history lovers and First Fleet descendants.

Norfolk Island Travel Centre is offering special holiday packages that include return “seat and bag” airfare to Norfolk Island, all pre-paid airline taxes, meet and greet at the airport ,return airport transfers,seven nights twin share accommodation, bonus seven day car hire (hire car surcharge $20 per day plus petrol is extra), bonus Norfolk Island shopping card and entry to miniature golf and Norfolk Island’s A Walk in the Wild tour attraction from $1129 twin share per person ex Brisbane and $1169 twin share per person ex Sydney.

Cathy Dunn’s History Lovers registration package of $279 per person is in addition to the above package and includes: Discover Our World’ half day island orientation tour: A perfect beginning to your History Lovers holidays as you marvel at the beauty and heritage of Norfolk Island; History and genealogy research workshop; Historic Cemetery tour with historian Cathy Dunn; Twilight tour of world heritage and the convict days of ole, at Kingston including dinner; History in the Making Tour with local historian Arthur Evans: experience a journey back in time and participate in recreating some of the tasks necessary for survival in Norfolk Island’s early settlements; Sirius shipwreck history session; Norfolk Island First Settlement History resources and CD.

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

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Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Norfolk Island Travel Centre 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.

Rebecca Christian, Norfolk Island Travel Centre
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
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Norfolk Island Travel Centre

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P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
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