Rosalind Amelia Young
|Rosalind Amelia Young|
August 13, 1853|
February 1, 1924 (aged 70)|
|Notable works||Mutiny of the Bounty and Story of Pitcairn Island (1790–1894)|
Rosalind Amelia Young (13 August 1853 – 1 February 1924) was a historian from Pitcairn Islands.
From a young age she began recording the history of the Pitcairn Islands, specifically that of Elizabeth Mills, daughter of a Bounty mutineer. She shared the history of the islands through letters, collecting historical information and personal stories. She also began writing articles about the islands and worked as a primary schoolteacher.
In 1894 she published a comprehensive history of Pitcairn Islands in the book Mutiny of the Bounty and Story of Pitcairn Island (1790–1894). Since its original publication, the book has been reprinted several times. The book is one of the few documentations of the islands' history and drew upon the direct experiences of several generations of islanders, including those of HMS Bounty.
In 2017, five stamps were created in her honour, as part of the 'Prominent Pitcairners' series, and were on sale from 22 February 2017 (for a period of two years).
- Haigh, Bill. "Prominent Pitcairners – Part 5, Rosalind Amelia Young". www.stamps.gov.pn. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- "Simon Young". The Peerage. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- "Who Are the Pitcairners? (McCOY, Robert Frederick --> NOBBS, Reuben Elias)". Pitcairn Island Study Center. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- "Rosalind Amelia Young". The Peerage. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- Young, Rosalind Amelia (1894). Mutiny of the Bounty and Story of Pitcairn Island (1790–1894). Oakland, California: Pacific Press. ISBN 141020846X.
- "The Pitcairn Miscellany, Vol. 56 No. 5 May 2013" (PDF). The Pitcairn Miscellany. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- "Pitcairn Islands Study Center". Pitcairn Island & Pacific Union College. Retrieved 18 November 2017.