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Territory of Norfolk Island

External territory of ‌Australia
Flag of Norfolk Island Coat of Arms of Norfolk Island
Motto
Inasmuch
Anthem
God Save the Queen
Map of Norfolk Island
CapitalKingston
Status External territory
Administrator
- From 2007Owen Walsh
Chief Minister
- From 2010David Buffett
Legislature Legislative Assembly
History
August 10, 1979Norfolk Island Act
Area34.6 km²
Population
- 20092,141
 Density61.8/km²
CurrencyAustralian dollar
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The Territory of Norfolk Island is an external territory of Australia.


Background

Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788-1814 and 1825-55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856, the island was resettled by Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.[1]

Economy

Tourism, the primary economic activity, has steadily increased over the years and has brought a level of prosperity unusual among inhabitants of the Pacific islands. The agricultural sector has become self sufficient in the production of beef, poultry, and eggs.[2]


Administrator

  • Owen Walsh () (August 8, 2007 - )

Chief Minister

  • David Buffett () (March 24, 2010 - )

Nation

Australian Polities

Neighbouring Nations

References

  1. The CIA World Factbook: Introduction - Background
  2. The CIA World Factbook: Economy - Overview

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