Tristan da Cunha Newsletter Contents Lists
The 'Tristan da Cunha Newsletter' is a full colour magazine for members and islanders published twice per year. It has news and feature articles, lavishly illustrated with photographs that do not appear on the website.

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August 2017 Newsletter

 

Highlights:

48 pages of Tristan news and features published in July 2017.

  • Cover photo shows Kieran Glass speaking in New York on World Oceans Day
  • News Round-Up from Administrator Sean Burns
  • Drs Carl van Ramesdsonk and Martin Baehr report on the new Camogli Healthcare Centre
  • April Floods Report by Agriculture Adviser Alasdair Wyllie
  • Tristan Family News: Obituaries for Alfred Rogers, Margaret Swain & Barton Green
  • Pristine Seas Expedition to the Tristan da Cunha Islands by Jonathan Hall
  • Kieran Glass makes Ocean Pledge at prestigious New York UNESCO event: report from James Glass
  • Latest Stamp Issues: Fur Seals with a report by Marthán Bester;
  • 150th Anniversary of the visit of Prince Alfred, by Neil Robson
  • Shipping News; Erik MacKenzie's departure; Sharon and Conrad Glass' trip to St Helena aborted
  • Tristan News Abroad
  • Nightingale Buntings Project from Ben Dilley
  • Pioneering drone study of Tristan Albatross on Inaccessible Island by Aniket Sardana
  • Sarah van Sonsbeek's Tristan-inspired art goes on display in Amsterdam
  • 2017 Annual Gathering Report featuring Marc Escudier' talk
  • Tristan Association Matters: Obituary for Charles Frater
  • Tristan Churches celebrate Mothering Sunday

February 2017 Newsletter

44 pages of Tristan news and features published in February 2017.

Highlights:

  • Marc Escudier's photo shows Inaccessible Island at dusk from above Runaway Beach
  • Index and 200th Anniversary Day Celebration
  • Administrator Sean Burns reports at the start of his second term as Administrator
  • Reflections on JMC Week by Chris Carnegy
  • Highlights of Chief Islander Ian Lavarello's 2016 tour
  • Tristan Family News
  • St Mary's School Report
  • Education and Training Overseas
  • Shipping and Community News
  • Latest Stamp Issues: Peter Green; Bio-Diversity and 60th Anniversary of Prince Philip's Visit
  • Discovering Tristan by Jennifer Craig
  • Project Pinnamin by Antje Steinfurth
  • Irish Charm Touches 1930s Tristan by Neil Robson
  • The Gough Island Post Office by Sir Martin Holdgate
  • Tristan Association News
  • 10 Years of Enviroconsult's work on Tristan by our 2017 AG Speaker Marc Escudier

August 2016 Newsletter

44 pages of Tristan news and features published in July 2016.

Highlights:

  • Cover photo shows the Settlement from the edge of The Base
  • New Leadership for Tristan da Cunha - Governor, Administrator, and Island Council
  • Administrator Alex Mitham’s Valedictory Article as he prepares to depart from Tristan
  • HM Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations and stamp issue
  • Tristan celebrates the 200th Anniversary of British Rule
  • Tristan Family News
  • Shipping News including Andy and Lorraine Repetto’s voyage to the UK
  • Fishing Feature from James Glass
  • Message in a Bottle from a Galician Fishermen
  • Tristan News Round-Up: BEM for Jack Green; Neil Swain’s UK trip and Church News
  • Gough’s mice may be on borrowed time by Ben Dilley and Delia Davies
  • HMS Challenger Part 4 by Sir Martin Holdgate
  • Obituary for former Tristan Administrator Roger Perry
  • Sales Pages: Books, Stamps, Coins and Souvenirs
  • Tristan Association Matters featuring the 2016 Annual Gathering
  • Back cover photo features The Glen on Gough Island

February 2016 Newsletter

40 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features published in January 2016.

Highlights:

  • Cover photo: The Duchess of Cornwall with Nathan Swain in Buckingham Palace
  • South Atlantic Medal for Neil Swain
  • Dereck Rogers presented with his BEM
  • Administrator Alex Mitham reviews priorities for Tristan da Cunha's development
  • Tristan Education News including a feature on Nathan Swain's Prize UK trip Family News
  • John Cooper recalls the 1982 Island Council election when he was Returning Officer
  • HMS Challenger Part 3: Visit to Nightingale Island
  • Ben Dilley and Delia Davies report on recent Nightingale Island conservation work
  • Latest stamp issues from the Tristan Post Office plus features on historical background of three issues
  • Postman Pat (Patterson) reports on his time in charge of the Tristan Post Office and Communications
  • Shipping and Fishing News
  • Tourism News
  • A Snap Operation by Mark Dalgleish
  • Gough Island Scientific Survey's 60th anniversary and obituary for one of its members
  • Tristan Association News Ship to Shore Photo Feature

August 2015 Newsletter

40 pages of Tristan news and features published in July 2015.

Highlights:

  • Front Cover photo of a Tristan Albatross on Gough Island
  • BEM for Dereck Rogers
  • Administrator Alex's Mitham leading article including updates of Tristan news at home and abroad
  • Shipping News including a feature on the visit of HMS Dragon
  • Tristan Family News
  • Reports from St Mary's School and other Education Matters
  • Challenger Expedition Part 2 featuring Inaccessible Island and the Stoltenhoff Story
  • Southern Right Whale Dolphins sighted in Tristan waters
  • The Battle of Tristan da Cunha in 1815
  • Tristan Philatelic Matters including the latest stamp issues
  • Our Woman in Whitehall - FCO Desk Officer profile
  • Photo Feature on Tristan Matters Abroad
  • Veterinary Report
  • Report on Sir Martin Holdgate's Annual Gathering Talk on the Global Importance of Tristan's Wildlife
  • Biggest Earthquake to affect Tristan since 2003
  • Tristan Association Matters including a photo report on the 2015 Annual Gathering.

February 2015 Newsletter

44 pages of Tristan news and features

posted to members at the end of January 2015.

Highlights:

  • Front Cover Photo features the 2014 Remembrance Ceremony by Robin Repetto
  • Remembrance Sunday feature linked to recent stamp issues
  • Eight Page Fishing Feature including EU Lobster exports, MSc for James Glass, Development of the Tristan Fishery from James Glass, recent Marine and Fisheries Research by Rob Mrowicki and Charles Kilgour and recent marine discoveries.
  • Administrator Alex Mitham's Six Monthly Review
  • Valedictory Report from Chris Bates MBE featuring the successful Joint Ministerial Conference and Chief Islander Ian Lavarello's 2014 UK visit.
  • St Mary's School News from David Clarke.
  • The HMS Challenger Expedition Feature Part 1
  • Tristan Family News.
  • Tristan da Cunha Cemeteries by Dawn Repetto
  • Tourist Feature including prices and tips for planning a visit.
  • Book Reviews from Ian Mathieson
  • Burns Night Supper Photo Feature
  • Sir Martin Holdgate summarises Michael Swales' 60 year association with Tristan da Cunha which led to the recent award of BEM
  • Tristan Association Matters including the 2015 Annual Gathering
  • This, That and The Other back page Photo Feature

August 2014 Newsletter

The August 2014 Newsletteris a 40 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and featuresposted to members by 16th August 2014
Highlights:

  • Front Cover photo of the Bottom Pond on the Tristan mountain Base
  • From the Administrator : Alex Mitham Reports
  • Medical practice on Tristan da Cunha by Doctors Iain and Pam Levack
  • Anna Hicks' Talk on the Tristan Volcano at the 2014 Annual Gathering
  • St Mary's Church has a new priest at last: Introduction to Rev Denzall Snell and other Church News
  • Tristan Family News
  • Shipping and Tourism News including a centre page Peak Walk Photo Feature from Hasene Mitham
  • St Mary's School News from Jim Kerr
  • Post Office News featuring recent stamp issues
  • Eventful 2014 Gough Island Visit by Alex Mitham
  • Gough Marine Survey by Sue Scott
  • 2014 Darwin Plus Project by Holly Latham
  • Home of the Rockhopper by Antje Steinfurth and Rukaya Johaadien
  • Tristan Association Matters including the 2014 Annual Gathering
  • Penguins on Parade Photo Feature from Antje Steinfurth

February 2014 Newsletter


is a 40 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features expected to be posted to members late January 2014

Highlights of the February 2014 Newsletter:

  • Front Cover : Photograph taken from Burntwood looking NNE across the Patches Plain with Hillpiece (and beyond the Goat Ridge) obscuring the view of the Tristan Settlement.
  • Alex Mitham takes the helm as Tristan's 22nd Administrator and surveys the Tristan scene - including celebrations to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the return of Islanders from the UK in Glasgow and on Tristan.
  • Tristan's fund raising for Philippines' Typhoon victims
  • St Mary's School News
  • Tristan Family and Community News
  • Article by Chief Executive Kobus Potgieter on his life and work on Tristan
  • Lorna Lavarello-Smith's Ordination in Peterborough Cathedral by Alex Nagel
  • Peter Millington explores a 1950 US 'Holiday' magazine article about Tristan
  • Post Office News including details of recent stamp issues
  • 37 Degrees South Knitwear launches 'Love Socks'
  • The 2013 SA Agulhas II trip including a report from Karen Lavarello-Schreier Shipping News including a report on HMS Richmond's visit by Alex Mitham
  • Albatross and Petrels on the outer Tristan Islands by John Cooper and Peter Ryan The place names of Gough Island by Sir Martin Holdgate
  • Tristan News Abroad including a Tristan Song Project update from Tony Triggs Tristan Association Matters including arrangements for the 2014 Annual Gathering
  • Photo Feature on Tristan Christmas and New Year Events

August 2013 Newsletter


is a 40 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features
posted to members by 24th July 2013

Highlights of the August 2013 Newsletter:

  • Cover picture from Antje Steinfurth showing adult Northern Rockhopper Penguins returning to sea from The Rock on Nightingale Island
  • Introduction to Alex Mitham, due to become Tristan’s 22nd Administrator
  • Feature on the New Island Council
  • Sean Burns’ final article as Administrator
  • MV Edinburgh News including an MBE for Captain Clarence
  • Shipping News including the discovery of MS Oliva’s lifeboat washed up in Australia
  • Norman Glass reports on research into Nightingale’s crayfish and penguins
  • Antje Steinfurth gives further insight into Nightingale Rockhopper Penguin research
  • Report from Agriculture Adviser Sam Kent
  • Tristan Social Events including the 2013 Ratting and Queen’s Days
  • Tourism Feature from Dawn Repetto
  • Iris and Martin Green report on their Isle of Man training
  • Reports from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Bates
  • Tristan Family News
  • Church News
  • Tristan students in Cape Town from Jim Kerr and Tristan Education Trust Fund update
  • Sue Scott reports of her dives from the RRS James Clark Ross
  • John Cooper investigates the names of Gough Island peaks
  • Tristan Association News including the 2013 Annual Gathering in Southampton
  • Photo Feature showing Islanders in 1963 and 1971

February 2013 Newsletter


is a 40 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features
posted to members on 24th / 25th January 2013

Highlights of the February 2013 Newsletter:

  • Cover and leading feature on Tristan’s new Traditional Thatched House Museum Project
  • Sean Burns reviews the last six months on Tristan
  • Island Council Photograph and Queen’s Jubilee Awards Presentations
  • Prestigious RSPB Medal presented to Tristan da Cunha
  • Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Bates reports on his recent work
  • Causes of the 2011 MS Oliva wreck unveiled by Malta Government Safety Report
  • Jim Kerr’s Final School Report
  • 37 Degrees South Knitwear from Tristan brand launched
  • Ian Brown takes Tristan handicrafts to Camogli
  • Post Office News including four new stamp issues
  • Shipping News
  • Grant Pederson’s nostalgic trip back to his birthplace
  • Canon Andrew Neaum returns to Tristan da Cunha
  • Tristan Family News
  • Conservation News from Katrine Herian
  • Recent Nightingale Bird Research
  • Robin Taylor explains the shortage of 1961 stamp covers
  • Tristan Association News including 2013 Annual Gathering
  • Flying the flag for Tristan da Cunha in fact and fiction

August 2012 Newsletter


is a 40 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features
posted to members on 26th / 27th July

Highlights of the August 2012 Newsletter

  • Cover picture: Atlantic Yellow-Nosed Albatross and Chick on Nightingale Island
  • Administrator Sean Burns surveys the last six months on Tristan da Cunha
  • Family News Update
  • Tristan Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
  • Education News from Jim Kerr
  • Two awards for Tristan Fishery in 2011
  • Shipping Schedule and News
  • Optometrist Priscilla Brown's Vision of her 2011 Tristan Visit
  • Dawn Repetto reports on the eventful visit of the National Geographic Explorer
  • Stephanie Martin reports on her month-long stay on Tristan
  • Latest Post Office News including a new contract and latest stamp issues
  • Botanist Jim McIntosh describes a trip exploring the south-east of Tristan
  • Dawn Repetto reports on Tristan's first re-cycling project
  • 2012 Ratting Day Report
  • Conservation Report from RSPB Project Officer Katrine Herian
  • A Frenchman on Tristan by Geoffroy Hiernard
  • Keeping up the family tradition of model longboat making by Andrew Mawer
  • Tristan and the Calshot Years by Heather Broadbent
  • Andrea Repetto's descendant Ian Brown reports on his visit to Camogli
  • Crawford Family Wedding in Cape Town with Tristan Islander guests
  • 2012 Tristan Association Annual Gathering Report
  • Tristan Association Update
  • Back Page 2012 Queen's Day Sports Photo Feature

February 2012 Newsletter


is a 40 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features
posted to members on 9th February

Highlights of the February 2012 Newsletter

  • Cover picture: Unusual view of Tristan from SA Agulhas
  • Administrator Sean Burns surveys the last six months on Tristan da Cunha
  • Sue Scott reports on MS Oliva dives in September 2011
  • Katrine Herian reviews the status of Northern Rockhopper Penguins post Oliva wreck
  • Chief Islander Ian Lavarello's 2011 UK Trip from Chris Bates
  • Two awards for Tristan Fishery in 2011
  • Conrad Glass reports on an amazing Humpback Whale rescue
  • School Report from Jim Kerr
  • Tony Triggs gives a Tristan Song Project update
  • HMS Clyde's crew help commemorate the 50th anniversary of volcanic eruption
  • Latest Stamp Issues
  • Tristan Family, Church and Community News
  • Shipping News including Yacht Mars Mostro rescue
  • Final SA Agulhas Voyage in 2011
  • John Cooper describes a dangerous Gough river crossing
  • Chris Bates reports on his return to Tristan
  • Tristan botanical Survey from Jim McIntosh
  • Katrine Herian reports on Inaccessible Island Tristan Albatross breeding
  • Cave Point shipwreck and Whale sighting from James Glass
  • Inaccessible Conservation Projects by Peter Ryan
  • Island Sky Cruise to Tristan and Beyond from Richard Grundy
  • Latest book and map reviews
  • Tristan Association Update

August 2011 Newsletter



is a 40 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features
posted to members in late July

Highlights of the August 2011 Newsletter:

  • Cover picture – MS Oliva aground at Spinners Point on Nightingale Island from Kristine Hannon
  • Extended article chronicling the wreck of the MS Oliva and its impact on Tristan's environment and economy.
  • Administrator Sean Burns surveys the last six months on Tristan da Cunha
  • Emergency help for victims of the Lai Ching Shipwreck
  • Tristan Treasure Hunt as the island seeks to retrieve a lost chronometer and medal presented by a former US President and a King of Italy to Islanders in the 19th Century for the Tristan Museum.
  • Tristan Family News
  • Monsignor Michael's eventful Tristan visit from James Glass
  • Tristan's Disaster Management Plan including reports from Anna Hicks
  • Post Office News including the latest stamp issues from Iris Green
  • Latest Tristan Souvenirs from Dawn Repetto
  • 2011 visit of RMS St Helena to Tristan from including a report from Dawn Repetto
  • Dawn Repetto reports on a busy season catering for cruise ships
  • Shipping Schedule and news of SA Agulhas II
  • Hunting the Mysterious Okalolies by Peter Millington
  • St Mary's School News from Education Adviser Jim Kerr
  • Publications news including a review of Jim Flint's new book Mid Atlantic Village and a Tristan Chart offer.
  • Tristan Association News including a report of the successful 2011 Annual Gathering

To obtain your copy join the Tristan da Cunha Association - see Association Shop and Order Form for details.

February 2011 Newsletter


is a 36 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features
posted to members in late January

Highlights of the February 2011 Newsletter:

  • Cover picture – Northern Rockhopper Penguins on Nightingale Island in November 2010 from Sean Burns.
  • New Administrator Sean Burns takes the helm
  • and sets out the challenges for his time on Tristan.
  • MBE for Lorraine Repetto
  • 2010 Overseas Territories Consultative Conference Report
  • from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Bates
  • Tristan Harbour Saga Continues from Richard Grundy
  • Fishing News from Dorrien Venn
  • High-Tech Noble Gas Station opens
  • from Station Manager Jérémy Peychaud
  • Feature on Tristan da Cunha House in Cape Town
  • Family News
  • Shipping Schedule and feature on events during the 2010 SA Agulhas Trip
  • from Dawn Repetto
  • Latest Tristan Souvenirs
  • Post Office News including the latest stamp issues
  • School News from Education Adviser Jim Kerr
  • Dental Technician Bob Carse looks back on ten Tristan da Cunha visits between 1996 and 2010
  • Conrad Glass unveils the new Tristan Police Station
  • and the second edition of his book Rockhopper Copper.
  • Tristan da Cunha Islands Conservation Report
  • from RSPB Project Officer Katrine Herian
  • The Burrowing Petrels of Gough Island from John Cooper
  • Sir Clive Elliott recalls his childhood on Tristan da Cunha in the 1950s
  • Association News including full details of the 2011 Annual Gathering
To obtain your copy join the Tristan da Cunha Association - see Association Shop and Order Form for details.

August 2010 Newsletter

August 2010 Newsletter
is a 36 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features.

Highlights of the August 2010 Newsletter:

  • Cover picture – Tristan da Cunha Island from above The Waterfall on Inaccessible Island in 2008 from Peter Ryan
  • Honours for Tristan Islanders
  • New Island Council and profile of the new Chief Islander Ian Lavarello
  • David Morley signs off and new Administrator Sean Burns makes his introduction Shipping News including the 2010/11 Shipping Schedule and news of a disappointing cruise ship season
  • Fishing News including measures to deter poachers and a warning about a US company advertising ‘Tristan’ fish
  • Tristan invaded by South American Porgy Fish – report by Sue Scott
  • Tristan Family News including a wedding, 80th Birthday, latest birth and obituaries Latest Tristan da Cunha News Round-Up
  • 2010 Queen’s Day Photo Feature
  • New Post Office and Tourism Centre Opens – latest stamp, handicraft and souvenir news
  • Jonathan Lambert’s Flag Unfurled - Tristan da Cunha’s oldest relic explored
  • St Mary’s School Report from Jim Kerr
  • Powder Monkey Jim Revisited – a Tristan song’s origins explored by Peter Millington Tristan Islanders’ remembered on Marion Island Peaks by John Cooper
  • Rev Philip Bell’s Obituary and Tristan da Cunha Archives
  • Changes on Tristan after 25 years by John and Gwynneth Cooper
  • Obituary for former Governor Michael Clancy; Planned visit of Governor Andrew Gurr on RMS St Helena in 2011
  • Passage to Tristan da Cunha and Beyond on MS Island Sky
  • Publication News featuring the Tristan da Cunha Photo Portfolio and 1961-3 50 th Anniversary Book update
  • Tristan Association Matters including 2010 Annual Gathering Report
  • 2010 Ratting Day Photo Feature
To obtain your copy join the Tristan da Cunha Association - see Association Shop and Order Form for details.

February 2010 Newsletter

The February 2010 Newsletter was posted in late January.
To obtain your copy join the Tristan da Cunha Association
- see Association Shop and Order Form for details.

Highlights of the Newsletter

  • Highlights of the Newsletter
  • Tristan’s New Fishing Factory heralds a new future for fish exports
  • Tristan’s New Constitution
  • Administrator David Morley unveils Tristan da Cunha’s Seven Year Plan
  • Chris Bates’ account of the Chief Islander’s 2009 UK Visit
  • Education Adviser Jim Kerr’s School Report
  • New Handicraft and Souvenir Service ~ Post Office News
  • Tristan Family News
  • Tim and Pam Fogg describe islanders rope training
  • St Mary's Pupils’ day abseiling
  • Report From Tristan Dentist Aileen Logie
  • Anna Hicks reports on the Tristan Volcano
  • RSPB’s Brad Robson’s Conservation Report
  • Trevor Glass reports on conservation work at Sandy Point
  • Gough Stinker Report from John Cooper
  • Peter Ryan describes Inaccessible projects
  • Book News including a review of a new Tristan Recipe Book
  • Shipping News
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