A Modern Mutiny
Norfolk Island is five miles long by three miles wide. As one of Australia’s most remote external territories, and with a local population descended from the legendary Bounty mutineers, it’s no surprise they have their own way of doing things. With their own language and their own hidden culture, many Norfolk Islanders don’t see themselves as Australian – that it says so on their passport is merely ‘a technicality’. But recent hard times have forced the island to reach out to Australia for help, and with mainland help comes mainland rules. A modern day mutiny is brewing offshore.