The island at the end of the earth

The BBC recently broadcast a fascinating documentary about the island of Palmerston in the South Pacific, whose 62 inhabitants are nearly all descended from one 19th century English man. This tiny atoll is visited by ship only twice a year, when a supply vessel makes the five day journey from Tahiti to reach it. The documentary looked at the history of the island and the problems it faces today.

You can read a transcript, see pictures, maps and videos of the island by clicking on the image below.

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