As well as being a penal establishment, one of the primary reasons for establishing the first settlement at Norfolk Island was economic: the Colonial Government had hoped to utilise the flax and pine trees on Norfolk Island.


This page highlights photographic series from the Department of Main Roads. While most of the photos are of New South Wales there are also photos of the Norfolk Island aerodrome construction, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Not digitised

This is an index of the first six volumes of the Surveyor General's Registers of Land Grants and Leases [7/445, 7/447-451] and contains all grants to 1819, mainland grants to 1822 and Cumberland grants, 1823-65.

This is an 1829 plan of the Settlement and Garrison Farm, Norfolk Island, Surveyed by Captain Wakefield [NRS 13859, Map 6321].

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