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James Norman Hall Home

Arue, French Polynesia
50.01.60
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Tahiti
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: From 1920 to 1951, this was the home of one of Tahiti's famous resident authors, James Norman Hall, the co-author of Mutiny on the Bounty, Pitcairn's... more » Owner description: From 1920 to 1951, this was the home of one of Tahiti's famous resident authors, James Norman Hall, the co-author of Mutiny on the Bounty, Pitcairn's Island and other tales of adventure in the South Pacific. « less
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Papeete
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A must for anyone interested in Pacific history. The house is fabulously maintained including the garden, Also, the food is great but must be ordered a day ahead.

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london
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128 reviews 128 reviews
66 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a real treat as we visited the former home of James Norman Hall. We had it all for ourselves !The house has been transferred a few metres away from the road to avoid fumes and noises. It is sitting around a charming well maintained mini botanical garden. It's a real gem to have it to yourself unless you... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The home was part of a post cruise outing when returning to Papeete, what a treat to visit a great find. The tour was led by a delightful women who has a great passion for what she is showing. The exhibit showed us much more that just the author of the Mutiny on the Bounty, what an interesting man and... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We happened upon this stop by happenstance and so glad we did. This tour took us throughout the home of the author of the Mutiny on the Bounty. The home is well preserved, is stunning with breezes coming through the home and very interesting. The tour guide was very informative and gracious. She gave us an expedited version of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Of course we had to visit this home/museum as we are descendants of the mutineers and their Tahitian wives. The story told by James Norman Hall is our history. We were amazed to see photos of familiar ancestors on the walls and John Adams prayer! The two ladies who showed us around were - Nina Kennedy and Tere Fieanou (hope... More

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Moose Creek, On
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

During a shore excursion, we stopped to visit the James Norman Hall Home. It was very interesting. Although this is not the original house, all artefacts are family owned. Mr Hall’s daughter Nancy was there that day and passed on a few stories to us and her husband Nick explained all the military memorabilia to us. For Mutiny on the... More

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connecticut
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2006

While not included in all around the island tours, it is worth seeing if you have the chance. Yes, the house itself is a reconstruction, but to exact specifications of the original which was located where the main road is now. The museum is small but well organized and with interesting artifacts from Mr. Hall's quite interesting life. The custodians... More

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