Dalkin, Robert Nixon
Only forty days after Governor Phillip's First Fleet entered
Port Jackson on 26th January 1788 to found the first British settlement
in the South Pacific, a second such settlement was established on
Norfolk Island. The island lay 905 nautical miles to the east northeast,
at 29 degrees south latitude, of what was to become the town of Sydney.
From 6th March 1788 the island has been occupied continuously excepting
for an eleven year period of abandonment from 1814 to 1825. In its
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