Monday, April 02, 2007

An Unusual Christian Birth

The oddest thing happened last month on remote Pitcairn Island: for only the second time in 21 years, a baby was born.

Adrianna Tracey Christian, born on March 3, is Nadine Christian's fourth child and a ninth generation descendant of Fletcher Christian, the Bounty mutineer who settled the Pacific island in 1790.

Because of the difficulty of getting medical treatment on the isolated, inaccessible island, for the past 21 years the island's women - with the exception of Mrs Christian - have travelled to New Zealand to give birth, leaving Pitcairn six months into their pregnancy and making the long journey by boat and plane. [Link]

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