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"Attend" the Bounty Pitcairn Conference 2012 . . .
right in the privacy of your own home.

How you can attend right in your home . . .

Now, for the first time, right in your home you can "attend" the latest international Bounty-Pitcairn Conference, a gathering of experts and enthusiasts from several countries with their presentations of important papers and audio-visual materials of Pitcairn Island and the Bounty saga . . . all in an attractive five-disc audio-visual set. The four DVDs can be viewed on a home DVD player, while all five discs can be played on a computer.

This five-disc set is only available from the Pitcairn Islands Study Center, which hosted the Conference; and proceeds from sales benefit the Center.

What is in the five-disc Conference set . . .

There are over eight-and-a-half hours of talks, and the opening and closing ceremonies, two actual videos chats with the Pitcairners on the island spread over four DVDs. You'll even hear Pitcairn islanders who attended the Conference singing together with their relatives on Pitcairn Island (a very moving experience). A fifth item in the set, a compact disc, includes the text of or a summary of most of the talks as well as the official program, a table contents and various Power-Point presentations.

How to order the disc-set of the Conference . . .

In a colorful, five-disc set: four DVDs and a compact disc, all the colorful trappings, and the lectures, Pitcairner singing, and other activities of the Conference will come right to your door for the super-low price of USD$20.00 postage paid. To see the entire set, and its table of contents just look at the bottom of this page. There's a world of good information about Pitcairn and the Bounty saga in this outstanding set of discs that was compiled and produced by Pitcairn Islands Study Group President Ted Cookson. Other countries' prices: *USD$26 postpaid to Canada. USD$30 postpaid to rest of the world.

By secure PayPal.com.

To order by secure PayPal.com, address to PISC@pitcairnstudycenter.org. You do not have to be a member of PayPal to order this item, just use your credit card: at PayPal look for "Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card . . ."

By personal check.

You may make your check payable to "Pitcairn Islands Study Center" and send it Pitcairn Islands Study Center, 1 Angwin Ave., Angwin, CA 94508. You can also order by mail at this address by sending the particulars of your credit card if you wish.

By telephone-credit card.

You may telephone Herbert Ford at 707-965-6625, or 707-965-2047, and give him your order and credit card particulars.


Table of Contents for Bounty-Pitcairn Conference 2012
5-Disc Set (Four Video DVDs and One CD):

Video Disc 1 (DVD):

  1. Opening ceremonies: Introductory remarks by Moderator Barbara Stein; Welcome by Dr. Nancy Lecourt, Vice President for Academic Administration, Pacific Union College; Remarks by Host Herbert Ford, Director of the Pitcairn Islands Study Center, on the long relationship between Pacific Union College and Pitcairn Island; Welcome by Pitcairn Islands Study Group (PISG) President Ted Cookson on behalf of co-sponsors PISG and FRIENDSofPITCAIRN Yahoo! Group (18:51);
  2. First video chat with Pitcairn Island, featuring Mayor Michael Warren (40:14);
  3. Second video chat with Pitcairn Island, featuring Pitcairn culture expert Meralda Warren (47:07);
  4. Closing ceremonies: Final remarks by Moderator Barbara Stein and Host Herbert Ford; Awarding of PISG's Bounty Anchor Award for 2012 to Herbert Ford (12:41);
  5. Seven duplicative video clips of Pitcairn Islanders singing:
    1. Pitcairn Goodbye Song, sung in Angwin and on Pitcairn at end of first video chat (3:48);
    2. Same, close up, also showing Angwin audience (2:56);
    3. The Ship of Fame and We from Pitcairn Island, sung on Pitcairn at end of second video chat (5:41);
    4. Same (The Ship of Fame), close up, also showing Angwin audience (1:50);
    5. In the Sweet By and By and Pitcairn Goodbye Song at farewell in Angwin (5:56);
    6. Same (In the Sweet By and By), close up (0:37); (g) Same (In the Sweet By and By), close up (2:38).

Video Disc 2 (DVD):

Six talks:
  1. Captain Sean Bercaw on The Bercaw Family's Four Trips to Pitcairn: 1951, 1972, 1987, 2002 (also see PowerPoint presentation on Disc 5)(24:49);
  2. Mark A. Butterline on Pitcairn Island: Post Office and Community (also see PowerPoint presentation on Disc 5)(26:55);
  3. Jacqui Christian on Back to the Future (also see summary of text on Disc 5)(29:16);
  4. Ron Edwards on Pitcairn's Coinage: A Difficult & Varied Program of Limited Success (also see text on Disc 5)(17:31);
  5. Herbert Ford on Pitcairn: Survival by Ship (also see text on Disc 5)(26:56);
  6. Leslie Jaques, OBE, on A Retrospective on "Seven Years of Plenty"(also see text on Disc 5)(24:07).

Video Disc 3 (DVD):

Five talks:
  1. Bob Kirk, PhD, on Some Highlights of Pitcairn History (also see text and bonus PowerPoint presentation on Disc 5)(24:47);
  2. Donald A. Maxton on "Mutiny" in the Magazine Section: Bounty, Pitcairn and the Popular Press (also see text and PowerPoint presentation on Disc 5)(29:18);
  3. Peter Mühlhäusler, PhD, on Ned Young, Creator of the Linguistic Landscape of BPC 2012 Five-Disc Set - Table of Contents – Page 2 of 2 Pitcairn Island (also see text on Disc 5)(22:25);
  4. Tillman Nechtman, PhD, on Joshua Hill, the Self-Instituted King of Pitcairn: Separating the Truth from the Lies (also see text on Disc 5)(26:45);
  5. Steve Pendleton on The Neighbors – Pitcairn Isn't Alone (Though It Might Seem So) (also see summary of text on Disc 5)(19:00).

Video Disc 4 (DVD):

Three talks:
  1. Tony Probst and Marie Christian Thomas (joint talk – Marie speaks in the second half, beginning after 31 minutes) on A Photographic Journey through Pitcairn's Present and Past with Marie Christian and Tony Probst (also visit www.2012BPC.com/probst.htm) and www.2012BPC.com/thomas.htm to view the photos and video clips shown and narrated plus much more!)(1:01:07);
  2. Roger Stuart-Andrews on The Ultimate Fate of Fletcher Christian (also see PowerPoint presentation on Disc 5)(26:05);
  3. Kari Boye Young on How the Pitcairners' Resourcefulness Has Enabled Them to Survive in Isolation (also see text on Disc 5)(22:45).

Disc 5 (Compact Disc):

  1. Table of contents;
  2. Official Program;
  3. Addendum to Official Program;
  4. Captain Sean Bercaw on The Bercaw Family's Four Trips to Pitcairn: 1951, 1972, 1987, 2002 PowerPoint presentation;
  5. Mark A. Butterline on Pitcairn Island: Post Office and Community PowerPoint presentation;
  6. Jacqui Christian on Back to the Future summary of text of talk;
  7. Ron Edwards on Pitcairn's Coinage: A Difficult & Varied Program of Limited Success text of talk;
  8. Herbert Ford on Pitcairn: Survival by Ship text of talk;
  9. Leslie Jaques, OBE, on A Retrospective on "Seven Years of Plenty" text of talk;
  10. Bob Kirk, PhD, on Some Highlights of Pitcairn History summary of text of talk;
  11. Bob Kirk, PhD, on The Bounty Mutiny bonus PowerPoint presentation not given at BPC 2012;
  12. Donald A. Maxton on "Mutiny" in the Magazine Section: Bounty, Pitcairn and the Popular Press text of talk;
  13. Donald A. Maxton on "Mutiny" in the Magazine Section: Bounty, Pitcairn and the Popular Press PowerPoint presentation;
  14. Peter Mühlhäusler, PhD, on Ned Young, Creator of the Linguistic Landscape of Pitcairn Island text of talk;
  15. Tillman Nechtman, PhD, on Joshua Hill, the Self-Instituted King of Pitcairn: Separating the Truth from the Lies text of talk;
  16. Steve Pendleton on The Neighbors – Pitcairn Isn't Alone (Though It Might Seem So) summary of text of talk;
  17. Roger Stuart-Andrews on The Ultimate Fate of Fletcher Christian PowerPoint presentation;
  18. Kari Boye Young on How the Pitcairners' Resourcefulness Has Enabled Them to Survive in Isolation text of talk.

Compiled by Ted Cookson - May 14, 2013

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