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Old 11-08-2003, 06:08 AM
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Wasn't Pitcairn abandoned by the Bounty Mutineers because it was too small
to support their growing population? They all moved to Norfolk island in
the mid 1800's. Saw a doco about this just last night.

Also, Brian, if you're looking for an island to move to, you may not do
better than Tasmania (but I'm biased, as that's where I live). Have a look
at http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/
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Judanne

"briancady413" wrote in message
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Don't Mennonite, Bruderhof and Amish have traditions of land
stewardship and of forming colonies? I think Mennonites have started
quite a few tropical communities, although perhaps in highlands.

Gaviotas is a recent colony in highland Columbia that just might want
to move or split, with recent violence there. They seem like really
neat folk who have done amazing ecological transformations that any
permaculturalist must respect, if not stagger in awe of, if reports
prove true. Alan Weisman wrote about them. I heard one of the Canary
Islands has a tradition of excellent, pre-permaculture gathering and
storing rare rain there, which has transformed the isle.(which might
be Fuerteventura.) I heard it was a rocky, barren low island that
didn't get much rain, and now its full of gardens and people living
their lives. (Some Canary islands are high and catch rain, some are
low and dry.
Maybe also there are refugee communities seeking sanctuary, with whom
Pitcairn
islanders would feel a cultural or empathetic bond with.

Maybe inviting a variety of lifestyle/belief gropus could help
eventually form.
On the other hand, maybe the women of Pitcairn could select from among
a world-full of men through online personals, those that would suit
them and the island's opportunities.
I actually once stumbled across a translated Japanese analysis of
which churches had most successfully colonized Hokkaido, which had,
and has, an indigenous gropu very unrelated to most japanese. This
colonization was actualy not that long ago. Southern Japanese colonist
farmers in Brazil, I have heard, have been very successful and
responsible farmers there. Is this a similar climate?

I'm interested in going to an island for good, but think of Tristan de
Cunha, with its climate more suited to my western european gene set. I
have messed around in small boats every summer as a kid, racing
sailing dinghies in choppy, but swell-less Buzzards Bay in Southern
New England, and crewing with my family aboard my fathers' cruising
sloops. I previously trained in Re-evaluation Counseling, a
peer-to-peer counceling method focusing on recovery form any traumas,
with some great strengths and a few weaknesses, but I'm quite rusty.

What's news?

Brian Cady




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