The museum-research center is located on the campus of Pacific Union College, Napa Valley, California. Its location had been incorrectly charted by the explorer Carteret , who missed the mark by 200 miles, and was therefore the ideal refuge for the mutineers. The other, arguably more feasible, story of the fate of Fletcher Christian puts him at Pitcairn Island until his death. An isolated volcanic island 1,350 miles southeast of Tahiti, it was named after British midshipman Robert Pitcairn, who first sighted the island on July 2, 1767. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Bounty, Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands. Pitcairn is not just an island – it is an inaccessible island with a difficult history and a tiny population – when you add that it used to be the legendary home of the infamous Bounty mutineers, it is a … Pitcairn Island, a lump of rock situated roughly halfway between New Zealand and Chile, is probably the world's most remote inhabited spot. The majority of Pitcairn Islanders are descended from the nine mutineers of His Majesty’s Armed Vessel Bounty who, led by Fletcher Christian, landed on unihabited Pitcairn Island in 1790 with six Polynesian men, twelve Polynesian women, and an infant girl. Pitcairn Islands Study Center contains the world's largest collection of materials relating to the Mutiny on the Bounty, Captain William Bligh, H.M.S. The Pitcairn Islands, officially Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean that form the sole British Overseas Territory in the South Pacific Ocean. Pitcairn, the only inhabited island, is a small volcanic outcrop situated in the South Pacific at latitude 25.04 south and longitude 130.06 west. The four islands—Pitcairn proper, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno—are scattered across several hundred miles of ocean and have a combined land area of about 18 sq mi. Death on Pitcairn Island? The Pitcairn Islands group is a British Overseas Territory. Guide to Pitcairn Islands ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. For most of its history, Pitcairn lived with a secret sex culture that defined island life. It comprises the islands of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno. In 1808, Mayhew Folger, captain of the Topaz, saw several Tahitian young men on Pitcairn Island who spoke good English.