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Real Estate Agents Christmas Island

The best Christmas Island Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than the average Christmas Island agents, of which there are approximately 3. We detail who these Christmas Island agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the real estate agency used that matters. With over 3 agents operating in the Territory Of Christmas Island council area servicing the Christmas Island market and 1 agencies, vendors should only use those Christmas Island agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Christmas Island property.

While we can review agent performance right across the country, we suggest focusing on those individual real estate agents in Christmas Island or the 6798 postcode and immediate surrounds.

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Christmas Island and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Christmas Island houses only selling on average every years and units every years, securing the best Christmas Island real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Christmas Island real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

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The island

Phosphate, deposited originally as guano, has been mined on the island for many years.

Captain William Mynors of the Royal Mary, a British East India Company vessel, named the island when he sailed past it on Christmas Day in 1643. The island was included on British and Dutch navigation charts as early as the beginning of the seventeenth century, but it was not until 1666 when a map published by Dutch cartographer Pieter Goos included the island. Goos labelled the island Mony, the meaning of which is unclear. British navigator William Dampier, aboard the British ship Cygnet, made the earliest recorded visit to sea round the island in March 1688. He found it uninhabited. Dampier gave an account of the visit which can be found in his Voyages. Dampier was trying to reach Cocos from New Holland. His ship was pulled off course in an easterly direction, arriving at Christmas Island 28 days later. Dampier landed at the Dales. Two of his crewmen were the first recorded humans to set foot on Christmas Island.

Daniel Beekman made the next recorded visit, chronicled in his 1718 book, A Voyage to and from the Island of Borneo, in the East Indies.

The first attempt at exploring the island was in 1857 by the crew of the Amethyst. They tried to reach the summit of the island, but found the cliffs impassable.

During the 1872

In 1887, Captain Maclear of HMS Flying Fish, having discovered an anchorage in a bay that he named Flying Fish Cove, landed a party and made a small but interesting collection of the flora and fauna. In the next year, Pelham Aldrich, on board HMS Egeria, visited it for ten days, accompanied by J. J. Lister, who gathered a larger biological and mineralogical collection.

Among the rocks then obtained and submitted to Sir John Murray for examination were many of nearly pure phosphate of lime, a discovery which led to annexation of the island by the British Crown on 6 June 1888.

Soon afterwards, a small settlement was established in Flying Fish Cove by G. Clunies Ross, the owner of the Cocos Islands to the south west) to collect timber and supplies for the growing industry on Cocos.

Phosphate mining began in the 1890s using indentured workers from Singapore, Malaya and China. John Davis Murray, a mechanical engineer and recent graduate of Purdue University, was sent to supervise the operation on behalf of the Phosphate Mining and Shipping Company. Murray was known as the "King of Christmas Island" until 1910, when he married and settled in London.

The island was administered jointly by the British Phosphate Commissioners and District Officers from the United Kingdom Colonial Office through the Straits Settlements, and later the Crown Colony of Singapore. Hunt provides a detailed history of Chinese indentured labour on the Island during those years. In 1922, scientists unsuccessfully attempted to view a solar eclipse from the Island to test Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

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