PITCAIRN ISLANDS STUDY CENTER, located on the campus
of Pacific Union College, 1 Angwin Ave., Angwin, Calif., 94508
Pitcairn Island, June 6, 2022 -------- With the baking of a lemon and Swiss roll trifle, the Queen’s favorite pudding; the planting of a young Red Berry tree; and the torch lighting of an imported beacon, tiny Pitcairn Island, a mere dot of land located in the far reaches of the South Pacific Ocean, has celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Pitcairn is the smallest and the most remote of the 14 British Overseas Territories that are scattered around the world. It was the last place in the Commonwealth to mark the royal celebration. About 50 people live on Pitcairn Island, many of them being descendants of the sailors involved in the famed “mutiny on the Bounty” in the last decade of the 1700s.
Led by the island’s Mayor Charlene Warren, the island took on a festival feeling during the Jubilee days. The mayor made one of several speeches during the celebration days, and community-wide food potlucks featured the island’s version of the Queen’s favorite pudding. “She is our queen, and so it is actually an honor to be able to celebrate her life,” said Mayor Warren.