Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is an island in the Pacific Ocean and is one of the Commonwealth of Australia’s external territories. It was originally a Polynesian settlement but was used as a penal settlement by the British from 1788.


Latitude: -29.040835000000
Longitude: 167.954712000000

Timeline of Events Associated with Norfolk Island

Date Event Manage
1 Aug 1838

Molesworth Report

On August 1838, the Molesworth Report was published, beginning the Dissolution of Convict Transportation to Australia.

The report successfully built upon the rhetoric of the abolition movement by drawing connections between convicts and slaves, becoming one of the major deciding factors in eventually putting an end to the entire system of transportation.


Julie M. Barst, “The Molesworth Report and the Dissolution of Convict Transportation to Australia, August 1838″