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On this day in history: St Helena and an ordeal at sea

On 6 December 1875, three seamen were landed at Jamestown. They had spent at least ten days on the ocean in an open boat, and they were the only survivors of a fire that broke out on board the emigrant … 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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