Norfolk Island Cemetery, Kingston

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Norfolk Island
Relive the history of the island's convict era by taking a walk around Norfolk Island Cemetery, established in the 1820s and featuring many tombstones brought from other burial sites. The headstones and inscriptions dating back as early as 1792 provide an account of the often violent deaths of the settlers-convicts, many of which were executed. The cemetery is the final resting place of many Pitcairn islanders (descendants of the Bounty mutineers) and the acclaimed Australian writer Colleen McCullough of "The Thorn Birds" fame. To visit Norfolk Island Cemetery and other attractions in Norfolk Island, use our Norfolk Island trip app .
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  • A must visit on Norfolk it really shows the history of the place. The ages of the people on the headstones in the old area is indicative of how tough life must have been in those times. A must see.  more »
  • Read up a bit about the history of Norfolk before visiting this, the most intriguing cemetery I’ve ever wondered around. There are convicts, soldiers and Bounty descendants all buried here and some he...  more »
  • this cemetery is in the best position of any cemetery in the world , located right next to the beach. again as with most of Norfolk it's free to get in and you can wander around at your own leisure or...  more »

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