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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The Newsletter is distributed free to members and to island families.
Spare copies are initially reserved for new members or extra copies for members.
- see the Association Shop for details.
Please note: Longer articles and many images are reserved for the newsletter and not available on the website.

February 2016 Newsletter

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


  • 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

Contents of the 'Tristan da Cunha Newsletter', August 2015,
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Links to contents of earlier issues:

Feb-2016 | Aug-2015 | Feb-2015 | Aug-2014 | Feb-2014 | Aug-2013 | Feb-2013 | Aug-2012 | Feb-2012 | Aug-2011 | Feb-2011 | Aug-2010 | Feb-2010
Contact the Tristan da Cunha Newsletter Editor Richard Grundy
by Email on :
Newsletter Contributions
Items ( Copy in Word format or JPEG photographs please) for future editions will be very welcome.
Please outline your plan and submit (preferably by email) to Richard Grundy first
as several good articles are held over and others rejected through a lack of space.
Contributions and Copyright
Contributions to the newsletter in the form of items of news, ideas for articles and photographs are welcome.
It will be assumed, unless specifically requested otherwise, that items offered for use in the newsletter can also be used for the website and by the Tristan Government and / or the Tristan Association for marketing and publicity purposes.
Tristan da Cunha Photograph Portfolio
A selected portfolio of good quality digital photographs are available to publishers to raise money for the Tristan da Cunha Island community. Contact Richard Grundy on for details.
Islanders Abroad
It is hoped that the Newsletter will be an important vehicle to keep Tristan Islanders throughout the world in touch with each other. Photographs and brief personal details are invited for the regular Islanders' Abroad feature. Obviously the Association hopes Islanders will want to join the Association and take part in the expanding programme organised by the committee.