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Pitcairn Island and the Henderson, Dulcie and Oeno Islands
(Universal (and female) Suffrage 1838) A very isolated island which was settled by the crew of Bouty. It has been a British Pacific Territory since 1970 administered by the British High Commissioner to New Zealand, who is also Governor of Pitcairn Island etc.  (The island had around 50 inhabitants in 2000)

1970-72 Councillor Christie Warren
Member of the Island Council.

1974-87 and 1988 Councillor Thelma Brown

1974-76, 1981, 1986-88, 1991, 1993, 1995-99 and 2003-09 Councillor Carol Christian Warren
Married to the chief executive, the Island Magistrate and later also Chairman of the Island Council, Jay Warren (b. 1950-)

1979-80 Councillor Dobrey Young Christian
Her full name is
Verna Carlean Deborah Christian (b. 1926-).

1982-84 and 1988 Councillor Vula Warren Young
(b. 1931-).

1990 and 1993 Councillor Betty Christian Christian
1999- Island Secretary (and ex-officio Member of the Island Council)
In 1999 the office of Magistrate was replaced with that of a Mayor. (b. 1942-).

1990 and 2001-02 Councillor Nola Young Warren
She is a
School Custodian and Culture Teacher.
(b. 1944-)

1985-87, 1989-90, 1991-94, 1996-2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005-10 Councillor Meralda Warren
Circa 1997-? Representative of the British Governor
Police Chief and Immigration Officer 1996-2001. Her mother, Mavis, was Post Mistress of the Island until 1988. Her brother, Jay Warren, was Island Magistrate 1991-2000 and Mayor 2004-07. (b. 1959-)

Until 1988 Postmistress General Mavis Brown Warren
(b. 1939-).

1991-92 Member of the Island Council Kari Young

1992-93 and 1994-98 Councillor Clarice Brown

Ca.1992-98 Education Officer and Government Advisor Pippa Foley

Circa 1995-99 Island Secretary Olive Jal Brown Christian
2005-10 Councillor
As Island Secretary Olive Christian was ranking just below the Chief Executive, the Magistrate. Today she holds the office of Roadperson. (b. 1956-)

1996-97, 1999, 2002-12 and 2015- Councillor Lea Donald Brown
2001-15 Island Magistrate
After the officie of Mayor was introduced, the Magistrate became his/her deputy. All four elected Councillors were women 2005-08.

1999-2002 Deputy Governor Karen Wolstenholme
In her capacity as British Deputy High Commissioner to the Embassy in New Zealand.

2000-03, 2004-05, 2010-13 and 2015- Councillor Brenda Vera Amelia Lupton-Christian
2004 Acting Mayor of Pictain
2013-15 Deputy Mayor
Brenda Christian became Acting Mayor and Chief Executive Officer, after the former mayor (her brother, Steve Christian) was one of the six male islanders convicted of rapes and other sexual abuse of children, but one month later, she was defeated by Jay Warren, the only of the defendants to be acquitted of the charges. From 2001 she has been Police Officer. (b. 1954-).

Circa 2004- Government Treasurer Nadine Christian
Married to Bradley Christian
and mother of Emily Rose who in 2003 was the first child to born at the island for 17 years. (b. 1973-)

Around 2006 Governors Representative Debbie Clare


2007-12 Deputy Governor Ginny Ferguson
Different diplomatic postings before becoming British First Secretary and Consul-General in Auckland, New Zealand, Deputy Governor of Bermuda from 2012 and Acting Governor Bermudan in 2016.

2010-14 Non-Resident Governor Victoria Treadell of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
British Deputy High Commissioner to India 2005-09, High Commissioner and Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa 2010-14 and posted in Malaysia in 2014. (b. 1959-).

2010-13 Coucillor Jacqui Christian

2012- Councillor Michelle Christian

2013-15 Councillor Charlene Warren-Peu
2015- Deputy Mayor

2013- Councillor Darralyn Griffiths

2015-16 Councillor Sue O'Keefe

2015- Councillor Melva Evans

2015-16 Temporary Island Secretary Linda Singer

2016 Temporary Island Secretary Heather Menzies
2016- Island Secretary

2016- Administrator Nicola Hebb
She is the Head of government and representative of the Governor of the Pitcairn Islands. The role of the Administrator includes that of chairing the territory's Island council which consists of ten members, five of whom are elected





Last update 31.12.16