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Updated This Release

For the record

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
Cato the Elder{1}

This page lists the pages that were updated in the most recent release of Saint Helena Island Info.

 

Updated This Release
11th June 2019

Below: Updated pages list • Recent Updates

Saint Helena Island Info was last updated on @@JAVASITELASTUPDATED@@.

Updated pages list

144 pages updated in this release:

14 May 2019:

christmas.htm, churches.htm, coins.htm, deliberatelysunk.htm, dianaspeak.htm, hiddenpage.htm, otranto.htm, postcards.htm, stampimagesstatic.htm, weddings.htm, xmasimagesstatic.htm

17 May 2019:

birds.htm, speaksaint.htm

19 May 2019:

geology.htm

24 May 2019:

diplomaticwireless.htm, regiment.htm, stpaulscathedral.htm, whattobuy.htm

28 May 2019:

blogs.htm, credits.htm, diving.htm, donkeys.htm, gravityrush.htm, heartshapedwaterfall.htm, highknollfort.htm, historicbuildingsbriefj.htm, imagesstatic.htm, lace.htm, memories.htm, pantomime.htm, saintfm2004to2012.htm, sandybay.htm, savedbuildings.htm

30 May 2019:

escape.htm, familyandfriends.htm

31 May 2019:

yachting.htm

1 June 2019:

flax.htm, historicimagesstatic.htm, sainthelena.htm

3 June 2019:

before.htm, maps.htm, alarmforest.htm, bluehill.htm, characters.htm, cruiseshipdays.htm, dofe.htm, dotheymeanus.htm, driving.htm, education.htm, foi.htm, fountain.htm, historians.htm, radio.htm, radiosthelena.htm, rollers.htm, slaves.htm, stjames.htm, stpauls.htm, theatre.htm, unrest.htm, water.htm

5 June 2019:

astronomy.htm, classiccars.htm, coffee.htm, endemics.htm, industries.htm, infoindex.htm, livehere.htm, roads.htm, ruperts.htm, siteindex.htm, visitors.htm, weather.htm, whattodo.htm, whereis.htm

6 June 2019:

chronology.htm, comparativehistory.htm, constitution.htm, darktourism.htm, discovery.htm, earlyyears.htm, error.htm, flag.htm, flyhere.htm, flyyourselfhere.htm, government.htm, governor.htm, index.htm, inthisweek.htm, invasion.htm, jamestown.htm, longwoodhouse.htm, lostships.htm, napoleon.htm, napoleonicbicentenary.htm, napoleonstomb.htm, newspaper.htm, onthisday.htm, postagestamps.htm, quincentenary.htm, samsr1.htm, samsr2.htm, secret.htm, sisterislands.htm, sthelenasday.htm, titbits.htm, verybriefhistory.htm, air.htm, buildingsthelenaairport.htm, communications.htm, community.htm, famousvisitors.htm, rms.htm

7 June 2019:

downloads.htm, exiles.htm, islandactivity.htm, islandinformation.htm, islandnature.htm, islandpeople.htm, islandplace.htm, islandstructures.htm, jacobsladder.htm, lostbuildings.htm, myths.htm, photography.htm, pictures.htm, placename.htm, railway.htm, static.htm, zzyzx.htm

9 June 2019:

about.htm, artists.htm, briefhistory.htm, castle.htm, glossary.htm, importantpeople.htm, inpastyearsall.htm, islandhistory.htm, jonathan.htm, legal.htm, pagehistory.htm

10 June 2019:

faq.htm, technicaldata.htm

11 June 2019:

updatedthisrelease.htm

Recent Updates

Below: 11th June 2019 • 12th May 2019 • 16th April 2019 • 28th March 2019 • 7th March 2019

11th June 2019

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How many voices can you identify? We’ve included the audio mix from the Radio St Helena archive tapes, made by Burgh House Media Productions for the Hertige Society AGM in May. See Radio St Helena.

We have a new page asking why St Helena was not discovered before 1502. See Before Discovery.

We always knew our air was clean and fresh, but now we have data to prove it! See our new page Air-Quality.

Nick Thorpe showed us what is clearly a worked flint, found recently, so is this more evidence of Stone Age Inhabitants? See Before Discovery to learn more.

Courtesy of historian Ian Bruce we have passenger lists for some of the emigration ships, which may help family history researchers. See Escape! or our Family And Friends page.

As we suspected, Thornton’s 1703 New Mapp wasn’t new - it was a copy of one by John Seller in 1675. We have Seller’s original at Maps of St Helena.

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12th May 2019

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Did St Helena have ‘Stone Age’ inhabitants? We examine the claim on our Discovery page Discovery of St Helena.

Talking about our discovery, water was an important reason why the Portuguese laid claim to our island and even tried to keep its existence a secret. Read about the ‘boom-and-bust’ history of our water on our new page Water.

G A D (‘Tony’) Thornton did a lot for St Helena but was quite a controversial character so we’ve written about him on our Characters page Characters of St Helena and we’ve also added his beloved Rose Cottage to Historic Buildings In Brief - Country.

And we’ve updated the Governors page to reflect recent changes - see The Governor of St Helena.

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16th April 2019

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We’ve added a page about the period from St Helena’s discovery up to the English colonisation. It’s at The Early Years. It expands what is on our A Brief History page.

The Portuguese tried to keep their discovery of St Helena a secret, but failed miserably! To find out why see our new page The St Helena Secret.

The UK Daily Mail has again qualified for our ‘Do They Mean Us?’ page. See Do they mean us? Penguins? Really?

Remember Eric M. George (‘Mr Music’)? You can hear him in an extract from a series on music he made for Radio St Helena just before his death. See Important People and there are more new audio files, especially on The Governor of St Helena and Glossary.

We’ve added data on the other military corps that existed here at various times onto the The St Helena Regiment page and moved the long list of serving soldiers to a download to make the page neater.

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28th March 2019

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Ships have always been very important to St Helena. Our new page Ships indexes all the ships and other vessels mentioned on the site, with links to the referring pages.

We now have a Direct Search facility from our home page. It’s easier to use than explain! Type into your browser’s address bar http://sainthelenaisland.info/?jonathan and see where it takes you. Accepts single words, multiple words (http://sainthelenaisland.info/?castle gardens) and partial words (http://sainthelenaisland.info/?memor). Enjoy!

We’ve brought the Fly here page up-to-date with all the alterations recently made to schedules, etc.

We’d missed the history of the MFV Extractor. It’s now at Fish Processing.

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7th March 2019

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The Castle of Otranto page has been expanded based on new information provided by historian Ian Bruce. There’s even a new theory! See it at The Castle of Otranto.

Jonathan’s age has been accepted by Guinness World Records. See their article here Jonathan the tortoise and here Read articles about St Helena.

Read about Sustainable Tourism and a Remote Island: Read articles about St Helena and also Visitor Information.

Our work digitising the old Radio St Helena archives continues and as a result there are some new audio files to hear and/or download. See: Lost Ships, Building St Helena Airport and Government.

We made a small alteration to the menu icon (which triggers the pop-up menu). It’s now in the top RIGHT of the screen, above the other Control Icons (Top-of-page; Navigation; and Help). We also added a ’Give Feedback’ button to these Control Icons - use this to send us an email about the contents of the page. About This Site explains.

And most pages now have a Historical Events section, listing events from our Records database that reference the page. See Blue Hill for an example.

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Footnotes:
{1} Who apparently also said If you allow them[women] to achieve complete equality with men, do you think they will be easier to live with? Not at all. Once they have achieved equality, they will be your masters..

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