Norfolk Island
geographical name island S Pacific between New Caledonia & New Zealand; administered by Australia area 13 square miles (34 square kilometers), population 1912

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  • Norfolk Island — Australian island in the SW Pacific, east of New South Wales: 13 sq mi (34 sq km); pop. 2,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Norfolk Island — Territory of Norfolk Island Norfolk Island …   Wikipedia

  • Norfolk Island — an island in the S Pacific between New Caledonia and New Zealand: a territory of Australia. 1683; 13 sq. mi. (34 sq. km). * * * Norfolk Island Introduction Norfolk Island Background: Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal… …   Universalium

  • Norfolk Island — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Norfolk Island <p></p> Background: <p></p> Two British attempts at establishing the island as a penal colony (1788 1814 and 1825 55) were ultimately abandoned. In 1856 …   The World Factbook

  • Norfolk Island — Île Norfolk Pour les articles homonymes, voir Norfolk. Île Norfolk Norfolk Island (en) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Norfolk Island — Territory of Norfolk Island Norfuk Ailen Territorium Norfolkinsel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Norfolk Island — /nɔfək ˈaɪlənd/ (say nawfuhk uyluhnd) noun an external territory of Australia situated about 1700 km east north east of Sydney, NSW; former penal settlement. about 8 km long and 5 km wide. –Norfolk Islander /ˌnɔfək ˈaɪləndə/ (say .nawfuhk… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Norfolk Island — noun /ˈnɔː.fək ˈaɪ.lənd,ˈnɔɹ.fɔk ˈaɪ.lənd/ External territory of Australia, in the Pacific Ocean. Official name: Territory of Norfolk Island …   Wiktionary

  • NORFOLK ISLAND —    a small precipitous island in the Western Pacific, midway between New Caledonia and New Zealand, 400 m. NW. of the latter; its inhabitants, many of whom came from Pitcairn Island, and now less than 1000, govern themselves under the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Norfolk Island — noun an island territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Australia; formerly a British penal colony • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Australia, ↑Commonwealth of Australia …   Useful english dictionary

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