Norfolk Island U3A

1. U3A Norfolk Island lies in the South Pacific, 1,412 kilometres (877 mi) east of Australia. Islanders are descendants from the Bounty Mutineers (see re-enacted above) who came here from Pitcairn Island in 1856, and the island was also used as a convict colony for many years. The Norfolk language and culture is still alive and practised everyday. And yes, we still speak Norf’k, the language brought here by the Pitcairners, which is a mix of Tahitian and “old country English”.

2. Membership and Interest groups: Our history and other circumstances have led to us adopting a pattern which is probably unique in the U3A World, as you can read about on our website >>> and working together with the Norfolk Island Travel Centre bringing U3A groups to the island to join in some of our unusual cultural and historic events, has been a great success.

3. Personal message: U3A NI members benefit enormously from this innovative model, and it gives our beautiful island another opportunity to showcase itself to the outside world.

If you are interested in coming to visit us, please let us know by visiting our website ww.norfolkisland.u3anet.org.au and leaving a message or have a look at the U3A section of the Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Barbara Kelly, President, U3A Norfolk Island