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This page provides a selectable subset of the island’s chronology, dating back to the discovery of St Helena

This page is in indexes: Island History, Island Detail

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Seal of João da Nova

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Records [Saint Helena Island Info:Chronology]

Other Records{1}-based pages:

• A Brief History

• On This Day

• Titbits from the records

• Island History

Much of the earlier material below is extracted from the Records{1} or the various island histories. Later material comes from the island’ newspapers and other sources. To search the original Records{1} for yourself, see our Family And Friends page for contact details.

Please note: although our database contains items, ranging from to , this is not a complete history, even of all the most important events; there are some we still have not yet managed to date.

For the pre-discovery history of St Helena, see our pages Geology of St Helena and Endemic Species.

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{1} The St Helena Records is a collection of documents dating back to the earliest days of St Helena, held in the Government of St Helena Archives. The Archives can be accessed in person or via email - see our Family And Friends page for more. You can search our events database, extracted from the Records, on our Chronology page.

1) If multiple words are specified ALL must be found for an item to be reported;
2) Case is ignored so ‘helena’, ‘Helena’, ‘HELENA’ and ‘heLenA’ will all generate the same matches;
3) Words partial-match, so ‘NOVA’ will match on ‘reNOVAtion’;.


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