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Burnt Pine
Centrally located on the Island, Burnt Pine is the commercial and main shopping centre of Norfolk Island. The businesses and good variety of shops cater for the needs of the 1,800 residents and visitors to the Island can enjoy a pleasurable shopping experience. The currency used on Norfolk Island is Australian Dollars.
Date(s): June 2008. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 75 of 75 Total. 7808 Visits.
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Kentia Palms and Sub-tropical Gardens
Street scene in Burnt Pine Township.

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Norfolk Islands' only Traffic Round-about
Prior to the recent installation of this round-about, there was only one Street Light on the whole of Norfolk Island. There are now 3 Street Lights, all around this round-about.

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Traffic negotiating the new round-about
Junction of Taylor and New Cascade Roads.

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The Village Place joins Taylors Road
Underground Power in Burnt Pine keeps the town free of unsightly poles and wires.

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Local Art and Crafts for Sale
Village Place.

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Cyber Centre
Village Place.

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Small Shops in Village Place

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Angle Parking in front of shops along Taylors Road

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Paw Paw's Pump Shed

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The Price of Fuel at the Bowser

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A Vintage Petrol Pump

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Vintage sign for Vacuum Oil Company
Paw Paw's Pump Shed.

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Norfolk Island Post Box
Norfolk Island Post Office.

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Rows of Letter Boxes
Norfolk Island Post Office.

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Public Telephone
At Norfolk Island Post Office. The Island's telephone system was upgraded in April 2008 to enable the use of Mobile Phones. On the downside, Local Calls are no longer Free.

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Bi-Centenary Centre
Built to commemorate the Bi-Centenary of the discovery of Norfolk Island by Captain Cook, 10 October 1774.
Markets are held here every Sunday Morning and stall holders sell local produce and crafts.


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Bronze Replica of HMAV Bounty
Unveiled on 1 January 2000 in Bounty Square within the Bicentennial Centre.

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HMAV Bounty Replica in Bounty Square
On 28 April 1789, the crew took up arms against their Commander William Bligh. The mutineers sailed the captured ship to Pitcairn Island where the 'Bounty' was burnt.

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Bounty Centre
Including Travel Centre, Real Estate Business and Toy shop.

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Flowering Agave
Exit from Norfolk Mall.

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Norfolk Mall
Supermarket and variety shops.

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Post Box at Norfolk Mall

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Taylors Road street scene

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Taylors Road street scene

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Visitors to Norfolk Island
This sign in the window of Westpac Bank indicates the number of visitors currently on Norfolk Island.

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Number of Visitors
This sign in the window of Westpac Bank indicates the number of visitors currently on Norfolk Island.

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Police Vehicle
The 'A' on the number plate stands for 'Administration'.

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Another Petrol Bowser
Unleaded Fuel here is 226.0 cents per litre.

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Golden Orb Weaver
These harmless spiders abound on Norfolk Island.

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Colourful Impatiens brighten the gardens

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Orange Impatiens in a street garden

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Large Pink Begonias

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Pink Begonias

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Pink Hibiscus

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Bunches of Kentia Palm Seeds
Kentia Palm Seeds and Seedlings form a valuable export.

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Flower Head of a Red Cordyline

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Golden Orb Weaver

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Golden Orb Weaver
Norfolk is home to many species of insects. Beetles, moths, ants, spiders, bees and butterflies abound; many of which are unclassified and unstudied. Interestingly, there are no fatal creatures on land: no poisonous spiders, and no snakes.

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Golden Orb Weaver
Note the tiny male behind the female.

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Colourful Orange Flowers

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Small Bird on outdoor table

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Small Bird on the chair now

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On another table now

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Finding crumbs from an outdoor meal

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Footpath Stall with Honesty Box

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Street Scene

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Street Scene

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Hibiscus grow well on Norfolk Island

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Hibiscus come in many colours

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Hibiscus make a colourful display

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Shades of Pink and Red

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A Deep Red Heart

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Birght Pink with lighter Veins

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Apricot with Pink Throat

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Apricot around Pink Throat

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Blemished Beauty

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A Battered Bloom

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Tropical Hibiscus

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Golden Glow of Hibiscus

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A Horse in central town

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Bowling Club

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Various Shops

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Sign outside the Photographers

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Shop Sign
English is the common language on Norfolk Island, but between themselves the Islanders use their own patois - a mixture of platt Deutsch, 18th Century English and Tahitian, brought to the island by the Pitcairners.

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40 KPH Speed Limit in Town
Speed Limit 50 KPH elsewhere, and 30 KPH past the School. Wearing Seat Belts is not compulsory. Drivers only get Breathalysed after an accident. Students can ride motorbikes to school from 15th Birthday, get their Drivers Licence at 16 years, then only have 'P' Plates for 3 months.

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Cattle Grid
Cattle are now kept out of the central business area by these cattle grids which were installed across the roads about 10 years ago. Prior to that, cattle roamed through the shopping area.

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A Young Norfolk Island Pine
The branches point upwards on the young trees.

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A Mature Norfolk Island Pine
As the trees mature, the branches straighten and then droop with age.

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Pastel Pink Hibiscus

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Hibiscus in Yellow and White

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Red Lily with yellow stripe

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Yellow Hibiscus

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Weather Station on Horizon

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View to Mt Pitt 316m

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View to Mt Bates 318m

   
 
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