We have a mystery on our hands, and I’m hoping you can help me solve it. As you probably know if you’ve been reading my blog for long, I am wholly captivated by ClustrMaps and the global nature of web 2.0 conversations which Internet access enables and tools like ClustrMaps reveal. From time to time I look at the growing number of red dots on my blog ClustrMap, and wonder who all these people are, what they are doing, what sorts of lives they live each day, and how amazing it is that the Internet has brought us together. This red dot in the South Pacific is a mystery to me, however. Where is this?
Google Earth wasn’t much help for me– maybe that is because I’m a Google Earth newbie– but I do have another program (3D Weather Globe) that revealed a possible identity for the island and city represented by this red dot.
The Pitcairn Islands (Pitkern : Pitkern Ailen), officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands, are a group of four islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. The islands are a British overseas territory (formerly British colony), the last remaining in the Pacific. Only Pitcairn Island â€” the second largest â€” is inhabited.
The islands are best known for being the home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians who accompanied them, an event retold in numerous books and films. This story is still apparent in the surnames of many of the islanders. With only about fifty inhabitants (from nine families), Pitcairn is also notable for being the least populated jurisdiction in the world (although it is not a sovereign nation). The United Nations Committee on Decolonisation includes the Pitcairn Islands on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Is this mystery dot indeed the result of an Internet surfer (here-to-fore anonymous to me) who lives in Adamstown in the Pitcairn Islands– or am a mistaken in my geographic hypothesizing? 🙂
Is this mysterious south Pacific edublog reader willing to step forward and identify his/herself?
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