Island in the Pacific Ocean (the only inhabited one of the Pitcairn Islands group), about halfway from Peru to New Zealand; an overseas territory of the UK. About 50 people live there now; they are descendants of 6 of the mutineers from the Mutiny on the Bounty in 1789, when Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and about half the crew took control of the HMS Bounty, and set the Captain, Lt. William Bligh, adrift in the ship's launch with those crewmembers who remained loyal to him. Several of the mutineers, along with the Tahitian women they'd picked up, found sanctuary on Pitcairn; other mutineers went back to Tahiti and three from Tahiti were taken back to England and hanged. The Pitcairn colony was not rediscovered until 1808.