Legendary Pitcairn, last refuge of HMS Bounty's mutinous crew, is the remotest populated place in the South Pacific.
This tiny colony, founded in 1790 by nine fugitive Englishmen and 19 Polynesians, is presently more than 200 years old.
It's one of the ironies of history that Pitcairn, born out of treason to the British crown, was the first Pacific island to become a British colony (in 1838) and remains today the last remnant of that empire in the Pacific.
The four Pitcairn Islands are between Tahiti and Easter Island, 490 km southeast of Mangareva Island.
Pitcairn is an hour ahead of Mangareva Island (GMT minus 8 hours).
Intriguing Anglo-Tahitian history, the most remote Pacific territory.
All access is by sea, with tours from Mangareva and occasional cruise ship visits.
Well under a hundred people live on Pitcairn, including temporary contract workers.