islanders permission to settle on Norfolk Island.
The entire population of 194 along with everything they owned made the 6079km voyage on the Morayshire, arriving on June 8. The day became Bounty Day (also known as Anniversary Day), and it is marked by the descendants of the Pitcairners who live on Norfolk today.
Heading for shore: Pitcairners arrive at Norfolk Island in a re-enactment of boats being rowed from the Morayshire on June 8, 1856.
Norfolk festivities: Descendants of Bounty mutineers in period costume celebrate Bounty Day.