The Pacific World

Pitcairn Islands

Landforms

The highest elevation of the islands is the Pawala Valley Ridge peak that rises almost 347 meters above sea level. Pacific Ocean is the lowest point of the country. Pitcairn Islands is located in the southern regions of the pacific regions of the Pacific Ocean. Beru and New Zealand are the two bordering countries of the island.

Climates

Pitcairn island has a tropical climate. Weather remains wet and warm throughout the year.

Plants and animals

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Natural resources

Magnesium, gold, silver, and zinc

History

Upon the arrival at Pitcairn Islands in January 1790, the crew of Bounty discovered the island had been I habituated, many relics of Polynesian civilization were found scattered around the island

People and language

The people speak both English and Pitkern. The people of Pitcairn are called Pitcairners.

Land use

They use their land for farming and crops. They from wheat, maize, rice, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines

Religion and Education

Pitcairn Islands main religion is Christianity. The Education Center and the teacher's residence have recently been constructed with the first buildings having been completed in 1950. The equipment is modern and includes a film projector, piano, sound system, computers, television, VCR, photocopier, and a range of wood work tools. The school library is kept well stocked.

Traditions

* having sex at the age of 12 is a tradition at the age of 12

* sexual abuse of girls as young as 10 and 11

* to gather on the top of the aft deck at sunset and toast the sun as it sank to the sea

Customs

* firearms must not be taken ashore

* it is important that honey, and other bee products are not brought to Pitcairn

* fruit, vegetables, and plants may only be landed with the prior permission of the Island Council.

Food

*seafood

* vegetables

* fruit

Current issues

The Pitcairn's secret was exposed: generations of rape and child molestation as a way of life. Delving into the South Pacific island's past, the author's chronicle is a 10 year clash with the British legal system, which ripped apart a tiny society.