November 15th, 2011


Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Population - 596
The islands have a five-person police force...

In 1814 ... a wealthy Englishman named Alexander Hare ... hired a captain ... to bring him and a harem of forty Malay women to the islands.

When Clunies-Ross returned two years later with his wife, children and mother-in-law, and found Hare already established on the island and living with a private harem, a feud grew instantly between the two men. Clunies-Ross' eight sailors, "began at once the invasion of the new kingdom to take possession of it, women and all".

After some time, Hare's women began deserting him, and instead finding themselves mates amongst Clunies-Ross' sailors. Disheartened, Hare left the island.

Map of Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands own .cc Internet domain zone.