Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22335
Title: Norfolk Island: history, people, environment, language
Contributor(s): Mühlhäusler, Peter (author); Nash, Joshua  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22335
Abstract: There are as many opinions as people on Norfolk Island. Situated in a remote location in the South Pacific, there are numerous significant people, events, politics, and even souvenirs that have come from this small island. These differing stories and perspectives about what the island is in terms of its present and past and its people and language is what this book is about. We also hope to describe points of interest for people who might be considering living and working on Norfolk and for any visitor who is interested in looking beyond what appears in most tourist guidebooks. The topics covered give an idea of how the island functions and how people from outside can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness of Norfolk society. Norfolk Island is officially an external territory of Australia yet most people, including many Australians, have no idea where it is. Many confuse it with either Fraser Island, a sand island off the coast of Queensland, or Christmas Island, an Australian territory off the north-western coast of Australia in the Indian Ocean. Norfolk Island is a long way from anywhere. Its nearest neighbour, some 800 kms to the north, is New Caledonia, culturally a part of Melanesia. New Zealand lies 1,100 kms to the south, while Australia is 1,700 kms to the west. The only other significant geographical feature near Norfolk is Lord Howe Island, to the west of Norfolk.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Battlebridge Publications
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781903292259
1903292255
Field of Research (FOR): 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: https://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an50142285
Extent of Pages: 134
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