Today's Picairners are the direct descendants of the infamous mutineers on the Bounty over 200 years ago. Fletcher Christian led the mutineers and their Tahitian paramours to remote Pitcairn Island where bitter rivalry soon led to bloodshed and brutal murders. But with the help of the Bible they became a pious and productive South Sea Island community lost at the edge of time.
Courageous and resourceful, they made their own longboats and defied the storm seas to trade with passing ships.
Famous film makers Charles and Elsa Chauvel, starred Errol Flynn in their 1933 movie, In the Wake of the Bounty parts, which were shot on Pitcairn.
Charles and Elsa in 1932, their daughter and author of this book Susanne in 1984 and Susanne's son Rick in 1997 made three generations of pilgrimages to Pitcairn Island. Their experiences and research make this an intimate and wonderful book.
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: July 2000
Publisher: Central Queensland University Press
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0