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Reimagining Norfolk Island’s
Kingston and Arthur’s Vale
Historic Area

Norf’k Ailen gat plenti defrent lieya a’ hestri. Norf’k Ailen es speshl said nort uni kos o’ dem Pohleniishn salan en em kohnwik bin ya b’for, bat kos o’ dem huu kam tu Norf’k fram Pitkern. Fetchen dems oen kalcha en laengwij lorngfe dem en paasen et daun thruu dems faemli. Dems yuuniik heretij naewa bin gat de siem foekas wen laanen baut Daun’Taun. Daa piis’ Norf’k UNESCO se Werl Heretij List.

Riithinken Daun’Taun es wan Australian Research Council jorb fe luk orn wieh laanen’ salan baut’ lewen heretij said el miek’ kalcha staan aut ala bild et ap.

Norfolk Island has many layers of history. The island is significant not only for its Polynesian settlement and convict heritage, but also for the distinctive culture and language of its Pitcairn Settler descendants. However, Pitcairn Settler heritage has long been downplayed in the presentation and interpretation of Norfolk Island’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA).

Reimagining KAVHA is an Australian Research Council-funded project which aims to explore the role living heritage sites can play in resisting or reinforcing cultural injustices. 

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Check out the Reimagining KAVHA zines co-created by the research team and community members.

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