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Pitcairn Islands


Introduction: Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions. Pitcairn was the first Pacific island to become a British colony (in 1838) and today remains the last vestige of that empire in the South Pacific. Outmigration, primarily to New Zealand, has thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to less than 50...

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International Relations: Pitcairn Islands’ Relations with Neighbours

Many Pitcairn Islanders have strong links with New Zealand – some are dual UK/New Zealand nationals. There are also increasing links with French Polynesia, Pitcairn's nearest neighbour, and Pitcairn is a member of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

Pitcairn Islands’ Relations with the International Community

The UK is responsible for Pitcairn’s external relations.

Relations with the UK

The UK is responsible for Pitcairn’s external relations, defence and internal security. The ...

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