Remote Pitcairn Island in the Pacific has experienced a population boom with the birth of the first child on the tiny outpost in 17 years and taking its population to nearly 50.
Emily Rose was born to Nadine Christian, 31, and her husband Randall just before midnight Sunday night in the Pitcairn Island Medical Clinic.
Herbert Ford, who runs the Pitcairn Islands Study Centre at California's Pacific Union College, said he had received a report from the island about the birth, and was told that both mother and daughter were "doing fine."
The CIA World Factbook estimates there were 47 people living on Pitcairn Island as of July 2003. At its peak in the 1930's, Pitcairn's population hit 233.
The child is a ninth generation descendant of Fletcher Christian, the English sailor who led a mid-Pacific mutiny against Captain William Bligh on the Royal Navy warship the Bounty in 1789 and then settled on the unpopulated island.
Second Lieutenant Christian and his band of mutineers cast Bligh and 18 loyal crew adrift in an open boat before scouring the Pacific for a refuge from the navy. With Polynesian wives picked up on other islands, they settled on uncharted Pitcairn - halfway between New Zealand and Peru - in January 1790.
Just one mile wide and two miles long, it is administered by the British government from its diplomatic post in New Zealand - about 3,200 miles away.