Australia

June 2014

Queen’s Birthday Garden Reception

By |June 18th, 2014|

Because the Bounty Day celebrations on Norfolk Island were held on the 9th June this year, the Queen’s Birthday function at Government House was held over for a week.  But it did happen Monday last.  This is an important event for those who live on Norfolk Island.

Several hundred guests attended a Garden Reception at Government House as guests of the Administrator, the Hon. Neil Pope and his wife Jen Pope.

The event was significant for several reasons.

Local Beryl Evans had been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the community of Norfolk Island, and to the environment, by […]

March 2014

Foundation Day on NI

By |March 6th, 2014|

Today was Foundation Day on NI. For those who live on Norfolk Island, and travel here for the event, it was a wonderful day.

A re-enactment of the landing in 1788 by a small party of seven free men, two marines, two seamen, one midshipman and nine male and six female convicts, led by Philip Gidley King, was held.

Hundreds of visitors and locals were there to witness the celebration. They heard the stories of those times, and the stories of the lives of the early settlers from their children.

That first settlement brought on shore provisions for six months, plus sheep, […]

January 2014

Australia Day on NI

By |January 27th, 2014|

His Honour the Administrator, the Hon. Neil Pope, and Mrs Jen Pope, were hosts to several hundred at the 2014 Australia Day Reception at Government House on Sunday evening.

Here are some photos from the celebrations.

December 2013

Kerri-Ann on NIs new immigration regime

By |December 2nd, 2013|

This is an interview that DNIs Kerri-Ann Brooks had with Radio National in 2013.   —–>  (6 Mb audio)