Tom Neale, Pacific island hermit

Tom Neale (1902-1977) was born in New Zealand and lived on several Pacific islands, including Tahiti and the Cook Islands, pursuing odd jobs. In 1952 he moved to the island of Anchorage in the Suwarrow Atoll to live off and on as a solitary.

Neale’s story is told in his book, An Island to Oneself, which is available on the web. A number of websites about Neale include photos and biographical details.


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Japanese island hermit

Here are two notices, from the Mail and the Mirror, reporting on Masafumi Nagasaki, the naked Japanese hermit living on the island of Sotobanari. These articles from Spring 2012 complement the more extensive documentary film from Japan Vice titled In Subtropical Solitude posted on Films about Hermits.

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