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Norfolk Island

Norfolk is a rather lone island in the Pacific that belongs to Australia. Most of the locals are descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers who moved here in the 19th century from the Pitcairn Islands, as part of a deal with the Australian government. The island's symbol and special crop is the Norfolk Pine, a unique type of auraucaria. Historic landmarks on the island include buildings of the 19th century penal colony. They were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list along with 10 other preserved Australian penal colonies. Predictably, most of Norfolk's income comes from tourism.

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