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1962 Film Unit, used with permission 1991 Film Unit, used with permission ‘A Description of the Island of St Helena containing Observations on its Singular Structure and Formation; and an Account of its Climate, Natural History and Inhabitants’, 1st May 1805 ‘A Few Notes on St Helena and Descriptive Guide’ by Benjamin Grant, 1883 A full copy of the Crallan Report was kindly provided to us by David Pryce at the Museum of St Helena Adam Sizeland ‘An Island Fortress’, by Ken Denholm, published in 2006 Andrew Turner Andrew Turner, St Helena Independent, 19th June 2015, in the St Helena Independent, 23rd January 2015 Andrew / Peter Neaum Andy Simpson Anonymous, quoted in the St Helena News, 30th October 1987 Article in the New York Herald Tribune, 4th April 1961 Ascension Islander Attributed to John Kerr, Paymaster of the 66th Regiment, ‘Series of views in the Island of Saint Helena’, dedicated by permission to Lady Lowe, London, Colnaghi & Co. 1822 BBC BBC News, November 1999 Basil Drabble Basil George, Chief Education Officer, 1992 Benjamin Grant, in ‘A Few Notes on St Helena’, 1879 Bob Wilson British Geological Survey World Seismicity Database Bruce Salt, ZD7VC Bruce Salt, ZD7VC, 13th August 2016 By Augustus Earle (1793-1838) Cancer Support & Awareness Chris and Sheila Hillman Clifford Masters Colin Fox Colonial Times, 26th June 1846 Connect Saint Helena Ltd. ‘Curious Little World’{1}, 2007 Daniel Stroud David (‘Bug Man{2}’) Pryce Denzil Ibbetson Derek Richards Domaines Français de Sainte Hélène Dr Alexander Schulenburg in ‘Wirebird’, the magazine of Friends of St Helena{3} #30, Spring 2005 Earth Observatory, taken from the ISS Ed Thorpe Ed Thorpe, in the St Helena Herald, 6th November 2009 Eliza Fay, Letter, 1817 Emma Weaver Enterprise St Helena Equality & Human Rights Commission Newsletter, July 2020 Eric Constantine Erich Mayer Erik Brown, St Helena Wirebird Blog www.sthelenawirebird.com{4}{15}, 18th August 2014 Extract from the Proceedings of the Governor and Council of St Helena, 15th August 1710 Faron George Figures courtesy of the St Helena Statistics Office Fly Airlink Fondation Napoléon Freeman’s Journal, 10th May 1844 Friends of St Helena From ‘A Handbook and Gazetteer of the Island of St Helena’, by G. C. Kitching, 1947 From ‘Insula d. Helenæ’ by Theodore de Bry, 1601 Copyright © The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & The Jewish National & University Library From Ship out to isolated St Helena before the planes land, 13th February 2015, Mail & Guardian, South Africa From ‘St Helena: A Physical, Historical and Topographical Description of the Island, including the Geology, Fauna, Flora and Meteorology’, by John Melliss, published in 1875 From ‘Views of St Helena’, by G.W. Melliss{5}, published in 1857 G H Bellasis, 1815 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, 15th July 2002 Geoff Benjamin George P Reynolds Gonny Pitlo Google Earth™ Google Maps™ Government of St Helena Media Review, September 2016 Government of St Helena Reproduced for educational non-commercial use only; all copyrights are acknowledged Government of St Helena, 10th June 2016, 14:49h GMT, 11th May 2016, 12th October 2015, 15th June 2007, 16th February 2017, 17th December 2015, 24th October 2016, 28th July 2016, 08:34h GMT Governor David Smallman in his book ‘A View from the Castle’, 2018 Governor Lisa Honan Governor Lisa Phillips Governor Sterndale in The ‘Blue Book’, 1900 Green Renaissance Hirst, T. ‘Observations on the Geology and Mineral Resources of St Helena’. Colonial Geology and Mineral Resources: The Quarterly Bulletin of the Colonial Geological Surveys 2, no. 2, 1951 Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Hokke Larsen Hugh Crallan Ian Bruce Into The Blue JE Fowler James Fantom Jane John, quoted in the St Helena Herald, 14th October 2011 Joanna Crowie, 10th September 2018 Joanna Roberts-George John Coyle John Ekwall, originator of the site ‘The Homepage of St Helena John Isaac Lilley, 1861-1866 John Tyrrell John Vigor, ‘Small Boat to Freedom’, 2005 Johnny Clingham João de Barros, Portuguese chronicler, 1552 Julian Cairns-Wicks, writing in the St Helena Herald, 6th June 2003 Ken Denholm Leigh Morris Letter in the St Helena Herald, 11th October 2002 Letter in the St Helena Independent, 17th July 2015 Letter to the St Helena Herald, 19th October 2001 Liberated African Advisory Committee, August 2020 Lolly Young Lonely Planet www.lonelyplanet.com Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, House or Lords#, 10th February 2021 Lynette Stuart (nee Joshua) MJ Ltd Made for the St Helena Heritage Society AGM 2019 by Burgh House Media Productions Mail Online Manfred Rippich (Germany) Manfred Rippich/Radio St Helena Marc Lavaud/Tourist Office Mark Westmoquette Matt Joshua Media Review Report, September 2016 Michel Dancoisne-Martineau Mike Olsson, Editorial, St Helena Herald, 15th August 2003 Mike Thorsen Imagery banzaichicken.blogspot.com{4} Museum of St Helena Napoleon on Saint Helena Website National Geographic Magazine Neil Fantom, January 2019 Nick Thorpe Nico Van Heerden{6} Office of the Governor, 31st July 2002 On Social Media, name withheld, just in case anybody from the military decides it’s not too late to prosecute!, 6th December 2018 Oswell Blakeston, in his book ‘Isle of St Helena’, 1957 Our Constitution, 1st September 2009 Ozias Humphreys Paul McCartney, Hobart, Australia{7} Paul Tyson, 20th October 2016 Paul Weller, then producer on WGGH-AM 1150 Marion, IL (the inserts were recorded in the USA and mailed over) Peter Hohenhaus dark-tourism.com, used with permission Peter Mott Philip Gosse in St Helena 1502-1938 Posting on www.tripadvisor.co.uk, 2015 Press Release, Office of the Chief Secretary, 3rd December 2003 Quoted from the posting ‘Walking St Helena - Diana’s Peak’ on blog Two Years in the Atlantic{4}, 30th March 2015 Rambling Wombat Retrieved from www.sscityofcairo.co.uk, Courtesy and Copyright Deep Ocean Search Richard Surveyor, 4th December 2018 Robert Montgomery Martin in ‘History of the British Possessions in the Indian & Atlantic Oceans’, 1837 Robert Stephen, a serviceman stationed here in World War 2, from his memoirs ‘Around the Atlantic’{16} Robin Woodruff Robyn Sim Roger S Key Ruthie Stevens, December 2017 SH News SH Travel SHG State of the Island report, 2015 Saint Memes Sainte Hélène Voyage Sandra Henry, 4th December 2018 Sheila Cook, one of the Royal Engineers Team from 1978/80 Six Months A Saint Social Media User{9} Some material for this page comes from here: www.napoleon.org/en/reading_room/articles/files/helena_prison_obey.asp, 17th September 2004 South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) South Atlantic Media Services Ltd (SAMS) ‘Spatial identities of the citizens of Saint Helena’, by Maarten Hogenstijn & Daniël van Middelkoop, 2001 ‘St Helena 1502-1938’, by Philip Gosse St Helena Advocate, 28th September 1852 St Helena Airport St Helena Airport Limited St Helena Airport Update #69, 26th November 2015 St Helena Arts & Crafts St Helena Astronomy Club St Helena Government Press Release, 3rd November 2011 St Helena Government, 16th June 2015 St Helena Guardian, Saturday, 9th October 1920 St Helena Herald, 10th February 2012, 10th May 2002, 12th Oct 2001, 28th March 2003, 28th September 2001, April/May 2002 St Helena Independent, 1st May 2015, 10th April 2015, 15th May 2015, 16th July 2010, 22nd May 2015, 23rd October 2015, 7th August 2007, 7th December 2007 St Helena National Trust, Published in the St Helena newspapers November 2015 St Helena News Review, 1st August 1980, 2nd December 1983, 2nd November 1984, 24th January 1986, 27th February 1981, 5th December 1980, December 1985, November 1975, November 1980 St Helena News, 1st March 2002, 12th April 2001, 1991, July 1975 St Helena Online St Helena Online, 23rd March 2015 St Helena Phantom View St Helena Photos & Videos St Helena Sentinel, 17th March 2016, 25th February 2016, 9th November 2017 St Helena Virtual Library and Archive St Helena Wirebird Blog www.sthelenawirebird.com{4}{15} St Helena newspapers, 20th March 2015 St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society (‘SHATPS’) ‘St Helena, The Historic Island, From Its Discovery To The Present Date’, by E. L. Jackson, published in 1905, 1905 ‘St Helena: A Physical, Historical and Topographical Description of the Island, including the Geology, Fauna, Flora and Meteorology’, by John Melliss, published in 1875, 1875 St Helena’s Nature Conservation Group (SNCG) Steve Owens, for the St Helena Tourism Association Stewart Evans, 26th January 2018 Sub-Tropic Adventures Szymon Kalwat Tammy Williams, in the St Helena Independent, 24th April 2015 The ‘Blue Book’, 1887, 1888, 1929 The Portsmouth Telegraph, quoting a letter dated St Helena, Jan. 29, 1819. The RSPB The St Helena Institute, Retrieved 3rd December 2015 The Times, Saturday Aug 14th 1819, issue 10752, pg 2 The ‘Toby’s Briars cultural and Historical Centre’ project, being run by the British Napoleonic Bicentenary Trust This image is usually attributed to Denzil Ibbetson, however according to our researches the theatre wasn’t burned down until 1831 but Denzil Ibbetson left St Helena in 1823 Thomas Jackson, Island Chemist Thomas Worthington King, 16th November 1842 Tim Cattley{10} Titan Airways Tourist Office, 10th December 2015, March 2015 Tricia Hayne/Tourist Office Two Years in the Atlantic{4}, 7th November 2014 ‘U.S. Consular Mail from St Helena’ (2002), by Michael D. Mueller, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society (‘SHATPS’) UK National Archives MPH 1/251{11}{12} UK National Archives on Flickr™{13} UNDP, 2000 Various Sources, 19th October 2015 Vince Thompson, in the St Helena Independent, 17th January 2014 Vue de la baie de Jamestown, 1705, by A. Callendar W G Tatham in ‘Emigrants to St Helena’, 1966 Walter Barshai Wanderlust magazine, 21st March 2014 William John Burchell expatica.com, 23rd September 2015 sthelenablog.wordpress.com the Records Creative Saint Helena allatsea.co.za bvibeacon.com/commentary-ots-far-and-wide-compared, 31st October 2018 mantissthelena.com/the-hotel, Retrieved 4th July 2018 mg.co.za, Retrieved 13th February 2015 oicanadian.com/ten-of-the-more-remote-islands-to-get-away-from-the-world-and-forget-about-coronavirus By Tammy Sewell, July 5, 2020 twoyearsintheatlantic.com, Retrieved 27th October 2015 voyage.sh worldlicenseplates.com www.britishmuseum.org www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sh.html, Retrieved 19th January 2016 www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4459546/Jet-finally-lands-300m-airport-British-taxpayers-built.html, Retrieved 1st May 2017 www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5168349/British-overseas-territories-protected-bluebelt.html, Retrieved 12th December 2017 www.eggsa.org www.expert-tours.com www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/578692/Top-10-facts-about-St-Helena, Retrieved 20th May 2015 www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/612059/Top-10-facts-Saint-Helena, Retrieved 15th October 2015 www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1654989, Retrieved 4th June 2016 www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zi665egJf8Wk.kXYdgrku0pgI&hl=en_US, Retrieved 5th October 2015 www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/st-helena-first-commercial-plane-remote-british-territory-south-africa-a8001061.html, Retrieved 15th October 2017 www.leonneal.com/albums/TyuVD/the-island-of-st-helena-1, 2017 www.lonelyplanet.com/st-helena, downloaded October 2015 www.mygreenpod.com{14}, 14th August 2015 www.news24.com, 16th September 2015 www.nla.gov.au/media-releases/2016/02/17/nla-make-digital-history-today, Retrieved 20th November 2017 www.rms-st-helena.com www.sn.at/panorama/international/erster-linienflug-verbindet-st-helena-mit-dem-rest-der-welt-19311487, Retrieved 16th October 2017 www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/11535568/Napoleons-final-resting-place-in-pictures.html, Retrieved 11th June 2015 www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/st-helena-285million-airport-unsafe-for-most-passenger-planes, Retrieved 22nd June 2016 www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jun/09/planes-unable-to-land-at-285m-cliff-top-airport-on-island-of-st-helena, Retrieved 10th June 2016 www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/21/st-helena-islanders-compensation-285m-airport, Retrieved 23rd September 2016 www.thesun.co.uk/news/5112239/these-brit-territories-will-be-protected-in-blue-belt-plan-inspired-by-blue-planet-to-save-oceans-and-endangered-species, Retrieved 12th December 2017 wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/saint-helena, Retrieved 19th January 2016

{1} ‘Curious Little World - A Self-Imposed Exile on St Helena Island’, by Rex Bartlett. Toppermost Books, ISBN 978-0-9783927-0-3 2007.{2} He is the island’s resident expert on insects and other invertebrates.{3} The four ‘Wirebird’ publications should not be confused.{4} See more blogs.{5} Father of John Melliss.{6} A tourist visiting in 2010.{7} Paul’s father was the island’s doctor in the 1960s and Paul accompanied him here. Paul visited St Helena in June 2018 and kindly gave us permission to use these family photographs.{8} Reproduced for educational non-commercial use only; all copyrights are acknowledged.{9} Posted on Social Media and used with the poster’s permission but s/he wishes to remain anonymous.{10} Proud to have been ‘island born’ while his father was working here for Cable & Wireless..{11} Not to be confused with the St Helena Archives.{12} Download the full map.{13} Images are labelled ‘No known copyright restrictions’. Not to be confused with the St Helena Archives.{14} Article included on our Read articles about St Helena page.{15} Published by the Tourist Office{3}.{16} Reproduced in ‘Wirebird’, the magazine of Friends of St Helena{3} #46, 2017{8}.

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