What do you know about Norfolk Island? You can find out a few interesting facts here, and print out its striking flag as various different kinds of printable and colouring page, too.
Norfolk pines line the bays near Kingston, the old penal settlement and now capital of Norfolk Island
- Norfolk Island lies in the Pacific Ocean, between New Zealand and Australia. It has a population of some 2,300 people on 35 square kilometers. The capital is Kingston.
- Originally settled by East Polynesians in the 14th or 15th centuries, Norfolk Island was first seen by a European when Captain James Cook noted it on his second voyage in 1774. Great Britain colonised it in 1788, using it as a penal colony and benefiting from the flax that grew there, which was used by the navy.
- In 1856 new settlers arrived, this time descendants of Fletcher Christian and other Bounty mutineers, from the Pitcairn Islands.
- Norfolk Island became part of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901, and self-governing in 1979.
- A famous resident is the author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds.
About the Norfolk Island flag
The Norfolk Island flag shows the symbol of the island, the Norfolk Island Pine, in green on a white background, between two green stripes.
Norfol Island Flag Printables and Resources
We've got four sets of bookmarks featuring the distinctive Norfolk Island flag for you to print out.
It might be a little tricky to colour in the tree on the Norfolk Island flag, but worth it for the end result...
We've got 4 sizes of the unusual Norfolk Island flag for you to print and use in displays and projects.