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The World Heritage Listed Kingston Area displays monumental historic significance, having been the main hub of convict settlement to eastern Australia between 1788-1855. It was declared a World Heritage Listed site in 2010 and wows visitors with its historic colonial era buildings, ruins and museums.
The Kingston and Arthurs Vale historic area (KAVHA) is a must visit for history enthusiasts. Located on the southern side of Norfolk Island, this area represents a true snapshot of Australia's convict settlements, having been the locale of convict transportation and settlement to eastern Australia between 1788-1855. It also represents the only Australian location with evidence supporting Polynesian settlement and the place where the Pitcairn Island descendants of the Bounty mutineers were resettled in 1856. Today, it is a living heritage site and significantly contributes to the lives, identities and culture that makes up Norfolk.