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Experience the culture of the Norfolk Islanders as they share their language, customs and skills with the tourists. See craft demonstrations of weaving and woodturning, then enjoy the food and entertainment that is offered to visitors who are warmly welcomed to the Island.

Date(s): June 2008. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 82 of 82 Total. 14355 Visits.
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Demonstrating Language and Dance
Tourists are dressed in costumes to learn the hula dance and to practise speaking Norfuk language which is derived from Old English and Tahitian.

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Calendar in Norfuk and English Language
As per Norfolk Telephone Directory.

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Norfuk Language
Norfuk words and expressions with their English expanation. Islanders speak both English and Norfuk.

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Traditional Broom made from Ribs of Palm Leaves
Each Broom contains 365 straws made from the ribs of the palm leaves. (I wonder if leap year brooms have 366 straws)!

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Hand Woven Hat
Various materials are used for weaving including Flax, Banana and Palm leaves.

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Hand Woven Hat
Patterns made by using different coloured materials and textures.

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Hand Woven Hats
Hand weaving is an Island tradition.

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Hand Woven Hat
Complete with Shell decoration.

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Weaving with re-cycled Materials
Plastic strapping from packaging is used to make this container.

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Island Fish Fry Night
A traditional Island feast of speciality dishes.

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Island Fish Fry Night
A feast of Island dishes, salads, homemade bread and fresh fried fish, followed by Island desserts and tea/coffee. Superb!!!

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Feast of Island Dishes
Variety of salads at Island Fish Fry night.

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Hula Dancing Demonstration

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Hula Dance performed by locals

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Island Dancing
Children joined in the dancing.

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Tourists have a Hula Lesson
Tourism is the primary economic activity and has steadily increased over the years.

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Tourists have a Hula Lesson

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Tourists have a Hula Lesson

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Music by local artist Trent Christian
Trent has CD's for sale too.

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Norfolk Pine Woodturning
A variety of beautiful wooden items are made from Norfolk timber.

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Woodturning Demonstration

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Shaping a Wooden Platter

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Woodturning Demonstration

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Woodturning Demonstration

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The Wood Chips are Flying!
Woodturning Demonstration.

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Woodturning Demonstration

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Sheep graze on the steep Hillside

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Dorper Sheep
These easy-care low-maintenance sheep which need no shearing are bred for meat.

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Three Sheep on Hillside

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Cattle graze along the Roadside
Beef is both produced locally and imported.

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Cow with registration Ear Tag
Cattle have the 'right of way' on the roads.

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Tablet from wood of HMAV Bounty
This sole remaining tablet of the Ten Commandments is made from the historic wood of the HMAV Bounty. The other tablet was destroyed by fire.

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Iwii Paradise
Art gallery, Military Museum and outlet for local Hand Made Crafts.

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Neat Sub-Tropical Gardens

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Paw Paw with Fruit
As Norfolk Island prohibits the importation of fresh fruit and vegetables, most produce is grown locally.

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Pink Hippeastrums
Beautiful flowers are found in most gardens.

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Pink Hippeastrum

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Seed Pods forming on Kentia Palm
The ripe seeds are harvested and exported either as seed or seedlings to form a valuable export.

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Seeds on Kentia Palm

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Entrance to Wonderland by Night
Ten acres of Norfolk pines and bushland are lit up like an enchanted forest.

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Moon Buggy
Those who prefer not to walk can ride in the Moon Buggy.

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Archie reciting his Poetry
Archie Bigg is a descendant of the Bounty Mutineers.

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The Milking Shed
This is where Archie recites his poem about 'The Clever Cow'.

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Poetry by Archie
Archie recites various poems as we meander the pathways of the enchanted forest.

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Children visit their Grandparents
Here Archie tells of the childrens visit to their grandparents.

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The Laundry
A relevant poem by Archie about the old fashioned laundry.

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The Outhouse
Complete with Red-back Spider and a poem by Archie.

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Floodlit Treefern

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Disturbing the Fowls
Even the Hen House is lit up as we pass by to hear a poem about the fowls.

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Enchanted Forest
Ten acres of bushland is lit up with thousands of lights to create an enchanted forest.

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Wandering along the Pathways
Enchanted Forest.

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Lights in the Trees
Enchanted Forest.

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A Stump glows like Fire
Enchanted Forest.

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Enchanted Forest
Walking the meandering pathways.

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A Castle and Gnomes
In Enchanted Forest.

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'Spokes' in Hollow Log
Red light on hollow section of Norfolk Island Pine showing remaining 'spokes'.

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'Spokes' in Hollow Log
Other end of hollow Norfolk Pine log showing 'spokes' without red light.

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1926 and 1927 Chevrolets
Treasures in Archie's Shed.

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1926 and 1927 Chevrolets
Treasures in Archie's Shed.

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1926 and 1927 Chevrolets
Treasures in Archie's Shed.

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Single-furrow Plough
Treasures in Archie's Shed.

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Cart
Treasures in Archie's Shed.

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Wagon Wheel
Treasures in Archie's Shed.

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Fletchers Fate Mystery Dinner
The Cast from this entertaining play which examines the possible last movements and final whereabouts of the famous mutineer Fletcher Christian, while we enjoy a 3-course dinner.

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Mutiny on the Bounty Show
The setting of the outdoor amphitheater where the descendants of the Mutineers bring the story of the "Mutiny of the Bounty" and historic events to life in a dramatic show.

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Replica of the Bounty forms main Stage
Mutiny on the Bounty show.

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Stage is on replica Bounty
Mutiny on the Bounty show.

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Stage setting of Tahitian Village
Mutiny on the Bounty show.

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Norfolk Island Pine Timber
Norfolk Island Pine is used extensively in Island buildings and furniture.

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Norfolk Island Pine Timber
A beautiful polished wood table.

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Norfolk Island Pine Timber
Timber panels are used for walls.

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Night as a Convict
Tourists dress as convicts for a feature dinner and entertainment.

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The Commandant

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The Sergeant on Duty

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The Lieutenant watches the Convicts

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The Commandant

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Convict serves the Soup

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Convict serving Soup

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Convicts carry in the Feast

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The Feast of Roast Pork and Vegetables

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Convicts ready to serve the Meal

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I Did Time on Norfolk Island
Unlike the time endured by the real convicts, my time on Norfolk Island was a very enjoyable experience.

 
   
 
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