Kingston Cemetery at dawn, Norfolk Island, 2015
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Kingston Cemetery at dawn, on the shores of Cemetery Bay October 2015.
The cemetery forms part of Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area (KAVHA), Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. The site is one of 11 historic sites that form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010. Collectively, the sites are representatives of the global phenomenon of the forced migration of convicts. KAHVA is of outstanding significance to the nation as a convict settlement spanning the era of transportation to eastern Australia between 1788-1855. It is also significant as the only site in Australia to display evidence of early Polynesian settlement, and the place where the Pitcairn Island descendants of the Bounty mutineers were re-settled in 1856. Some of the descendants are buried here, in Kingston cemetery.