Oceania/Australia Chapter Updates

Oceania Chapter Update: An Armchair Journey to Pitcairn Island

On Saturday, Aug. 26, we were treated to a wonderful presentation on Pitcairn Island by Mark Blum from the TCC NorCal Chapter. Thank you Mark. We all thoroughly enjoyed the presentation that provided a look at the history of Pitcairn Island as well as life today on this remote island. It was great that you could join us and thank you again for your time.

Mark suggested some interesting reading for us as well as a couple of option to get there.

Book Recommendations:

Trip Options:

MV Silver Supporter

  • Acquired March, 2019
  • Working freighter
  • 12 passengers in 6 cabins
  • 3 trips/quarter from Mangareva
  • Quarterly supply trip from NZ

Explorers Voyage

  • 18 night tour. Suspended until 2023
  • 4 nights Papeete
  • RT air to Mangareva
  • 11 days cruising with landings on all 4 islands
  • 4-day home stay on Pitcairn
  • US$ 14,000/person

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Does anyone have any suggestions of a topic for this meeting? If so, please let me know. Thank you.

Talk to you soon,


Robyn Antill
Oceania/Australia Chapter Coordinator

Virtual Gathering of the Oceania Chapter on Saturday, Aug. 21

On Saturday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. AEST, we are delighted to have Mark Blum repeat his presentation on Pitcairn Island that he gave to the TCC NorCal Chapter in April. He will describe his visit to this British Overseas Territory aboard the Clipper Odyssey. Read about his April presenation here » Mark lives in… Read more »

Oceania Chapter Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, June 16

The Oceania/Australia TCC Chapter will hold a meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, June 16, at 18:00 AEST. Contact Chapter Coordinator Robyn Antill for login information. Agenda: Brief introductions around the e-room: name, location etc. TCC News/Virtual Explorations/Photo Contest Presentation: Guest Speaker Fran Clark Presentation: For the last 12 years, Fran has been living out of a suitcase.… Read more »