Bounteous bestowal: the economic history of Norfolk Island
Discovered uninhabited by Cook. Norfolk Island was first settled by the British in 1788 because of misperceptions about the value of its flax and timber resources. It was abandoned in 1814. but reoccupied eleven years later exclusively as a penal establishment. In the next three decades convict labour permitted considerable agricultural. pastoral and construction activity. The substantial capital stock accumulated over this period largely became a legacy for the Pitcairn descendants of the...[Show more]
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