Kiritimati, or Christmas Island, is a Pacific Ocean raised coral atoll in the northern Line Islands.. Joe's Hill was named by Joe English, who served as plantation manager for Rougier between 1915 and 1919. English was left alone on the .
Why There's More Than One Place Called 'Christmas Island'. by Ken Jennings. December 25, 2017. In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores some of .
First sighted in 1615 by Richard Rowe, master of the Thomas, the island was named on Christmas Day 1643 by Captain William Mynors of the British East India Company.. In 1958 the island became an Australian territory.
British and Dutch navigators first included the island on their charts from the early seventeenth century, and Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary, named the island when he arrived on Christmas Day, 25th December, 1643.
The first written record of the existence of the Island was made in 1615. Captain William Mynors of the Royal Mary passed the Island and named it on Christmas .
Christmas Island was first sighted in 1615, but it was Captain Mynors who named it nearly thirty years later â€“ clearly a man somewhat lacking in inspiration.