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History of Government and Laws

“The Development of the System of Government and Laws of Pitcairn Island From 1791 to 1971"
Printed in and taken from Laws of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Rev. Ed., 1971
By Donald McLoughlin, B.A., LL.B.

  • Preface
  • Part 1
    • Introduction
    • Discovery and Settlement
    • Recognition and the Beginning of a System of Government
  • Part 2
    • Removal to Tahiti
    • Return to Pitcairn
  • Part 3
    • Joshua Hill and the Pitcairn "Commonwealth"
  • Part 4
    • Promulgation of the 1838 Constitution and Code of Laws
  • Part 5
    • Removal to Norfolk Island
    • The Beginnings of Modern Pitcairn
  • Part 6
    • Shipwrecks and Their Aftermath
    • Degeneration and Disorder
  • Part 7
    • Conversion
    • Parliamentary Government and a New Code of Laws
    • The Western Pacific High Commission
  • Part 8
    • The Simons Constitution and Laws of 1904
  • Part 9
    • The Island Court
  • Part 10
    • Neill, Maude and the 1940 Regulations
  • Part 11
    • The Pitcairn Order in Council, 1952
  • Part 12
    • Administrative Control from the South Pacific Office in Suva
  • Part 13
    • Lands and Estates
  • Part 14
    • Social Security
    • The End of an Epoch
  • Part 15
    • The Other Islands
  • Footnotes (Complete list. Each section's footnotes appear at bottom of each page.)
  • Bibliography & References

 


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