Atlas of Norfolk Island
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This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Norfolk Island, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Norfolk Island.
|Norfolk Island, discovered in 1774 by the British explorer James Cook, becomes a British penal colony in 1788, which it remains until 1855, when it becomes part of New South Wales. From 1844 to 1856 it is part of Van Diemen's Land, but in 1856 it is re-incorporated in New South Wales as a separate territory. From 1914 on it is an Australian federal territory. It is granted selfgovernment in 1978, when it gets an own legislative assembly.|
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