Welcome to the Norfolk Island Museum's blog. We are lucky to be located in the most beautiful part of a stunning island in the South Pacific. We are a little island, but our history and stories are great - from Polynesian and convict settlements to the home of the Bounty mutineers. Hopefully you'll enjoy our stories.
The theme for the 36th
annual National Trust Heritage Festival 2016 is ‘Discovery and Rediscoveries’. Discovery
can encompass the experience of discovering something for the first time or
rediscovering something that has been lost, forgotten or concealed.This theme can be explored through
archaeological experiences or any type of cultural heritage. To participate in
this year’s festival the Museum has chosen art as its medium.
Painting by Betty Laing
of Norfolk Island – rediscovering history through art.This one hour presentation is an illustration
of our history.Look through the lens of
the artists to visualise the island as it appeared to the settlers from the
First Fleet in 1788 and sense the hardships of the second British Settlement
from 1825, then appreciate the island culture since the arrival of the Pitcairn
Islanders in 1856.Realise the island’s
natural beauty is the only common thread throughout our island’s painted
history.Gaye Evans delivered this
presentation last Thursday, 20 April at the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) Research Centre at No. 9 Quality Row.There was no charge
for this event and everyone was welcome to attend.