Norfolk Island on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Norfolk Island exhibited on this acrylic fridge magnet that is a fine souvenir of the beautiful island. Norfolk Island is a tiny island situated in the Pacific Ocean and lies between New Zealand, Australia and New Caledonia in France. This island is a component of the Commonwealth of Australia but it also enjoys a lot of self-governance. Norfolk Island forms Australia’s external territories along with two other islands.
Early Settlements in the Island
The very first settlers in the Norfolk Island were Polynesians who came either from the Kermadec Islands or from the North Island in New Zealand. They entered the island in 14th or perhaps 15th century and lived there for many years. Captain James Hook was the first European to settle in the island during 1774 during his 2nd voyage to the Southern Pacific.
Geography of the Norfolk Island
The island is situated in the Southern Pacific Ocean towards the east of Australia’s mainland. It is positioned at 29°02’S 167°57’E. It is spread over an area of approximately 34.6km² and has a coastline of around thirty-two kilometers. The peak of the island is Mount Bates that is 319 meters above the level of the sea and is situated in the northwest region of the island. The area around this mount is conserved and made a part of the Norfolk Island National Park. This park consists of two small islands and forests. The island is basically an agricultural area and farming is the chief occupation of its inhabitants. The coastline of the island comprises of numerous cliff faces and has many slopes.