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Pinjarra Island .:. an Irukandji simulator by Xay Tomsen

Pinjarra Island ~ a virtual world sim in Second Life by Xay Tomsen

NOTE: This page is about Pinjarra Island in Second Life. The InWorldz version is here: Pinjarra Island in InWorldz.

Pinjarra Island map

Pinjarra Island is a residential island in Tamita State in central Irukandji.

Located due south of Tamita Bay, Pinjarra Island was the ninth sim that I built in Second Life. It was designed and terraformed by hand as a blend of Tamita Island and Alantay Island.

Pinjarra Island features a tall split mountain at its centre and a network of narrow canals surrounded by bays.

Neighbouring islands clockwise from west were Irukandji Sound, Alantay Island, Tamita Bay, Tamita Island, Tiamo Reef, Manatu Island, Sulawesi Bay, and Kebo Atoa Lagoon.

At its peak, Pinjarra Island supported a population of around 30 people from UK, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and USA.

Pinjarra Island is one of the 'sacred sims' of Irukandji, in that it plays a large part in the kingdom's history. Four years later, I would recreate Pinjarra Island on the InWorldz virtual world.

Irukandji Ministry of Heritage and Culture

Pinjarra Island, once called West Pearl Island, was renamed for the tribal elder, Pinjarra, who returned to the island after decades of slavery in the sugar plantations. His story is told in the Tale of the Twin Pearls. Seventy years later, this piece of history would lead to the Tamita-Pinjarra War.

Below are a few photos of Pinjarra Island that I took during my travels around the kingdom.

If you would like to explore more of the Irukandji continent, check out the main Islands of Irukandji page.

Andrew Thompson a.k.a. Xay Tomsen


Pinjarra Island Photo Gallery

Jeffe Lednev's amazing build on Pinjarra Island
Jeffe Lednev's amazing build on Pinjarra Island
29 December 2007
Pinjarra Island to the west coast of Manatu Island
Pinjarra Island to the west coast of Manatu Island
29 July 2009
Fissured hill with lone palm at Pinjarra Island
Fissured hill with lone palm at Pinjarra Island
29 July 2009
North shore of Pinjarra Island from Tamita Bay
North shore of Pinjarra Island from Tamita Bay
17 April 2008

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