Norfolk Island Cemetery, Kingston

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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 Kingston, use our Kingston trip app .
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  • Very interesting place to visit. So much history and it is still used today. Apparently you can have your grave dug for two cases of beer!  more »
  • The older gravestones are a summary of the days of the cruelest penal colony ever. Causes of death include execution, murders, drownings, typhoid. The more modern graveyard is laid out in family plots...  more »

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