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Pitcairn Island MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Pitcairn Island
Tree Number(s)
Z01.639.760.815.700
Unique ID
D010896
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010896
Annotation
an island in Polynesia, settled by the mutineers from the Bounty
Scope Note
An island in Polynesia, in the south Pacific Ocean. It was discovered in 1767 by Philip Carteret, uninhabited until 1790 when settled by mutineers from the English ship, Bounty. The settlement was discovered in 1808; the population was removed temporarily to Tahiti in 1831 and to Norfolk Island (between New Caledonia and New Zealand) in 1856. Some later returned to Pitcairn and their descendents constitute the present population of this British colony. The island is named for the midshipman who first sighted it from the ship. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p958 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p422)
History Note
75
Date Established
1975/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Pitcairn Island Preferred
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