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How an absent governor returned to St Helena, 230 years on

A chance discovery has led to a former governor of St Helena taking his rightful place on the island, 230 years after he sailed away with his St Helenian wife. Here, New Zealander DAVID NICOLL tells how he tracked down his ancestor’s … Continue reading

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‘Missing’ portrait travels from Auckland… and goes missing

A portrait of a former ruler of St Helena has taken its place alongside others at the home of the island’s modern-day governors – but it very nearly failed to complete its 8,000-mile journey from New Zealand. It got lost on the way. … Continue reading

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