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The August 2016 Newsletter is a 44 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features published in July 2016. Members in the UK should have received their copy by 1st August and those overseas by 8th August.

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
Members who have not received their newsletter please contact Secretary Jim Kerr: secretary@tristandc.com to check our address list.

The February 2016 Newsletter is a 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 Swains’ 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

The August 2015 Newsletter is a 40 page full colour magazine full 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.

The February 2015 Newsletter is a record 44 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features to be posted to members by 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

The August 2014 Newsletter is a 40 page full colour magazine full of Tristan news and features posted 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

The 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

The 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

The 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

Including many articles and images not published on www.tristandc.com

 

 

 

 

The 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

The 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

The 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

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The 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

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Contact the Tristan da Cunha Newsletter Editor Richard Grundy
by Email on : newseditor@tristandc.com
Newsletter Contributions
Items ( Copy - text in Word format and images as separate JPEG photographs please) for future editions will be very welcome.
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as several good articles are held over and others rejected through a lack of space.
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