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.

August 2018 Newsletter



52 pages of Tristan news and features published in July 2018.

  • Cover: Alex Mitham's 2014 photo of a Molly chick on Gough
  • Administrator Sean Burns' Six Month Review
  • Blue Belt Update from Simon Morley and Martin Collins
  • Tristan Family News
  • The Roman Catholic Parish of St Joseph's Tristan da Cunha by Abbot Hugh Allan
  • St Mary's School News from Victoria Stapleton
  • Politics and Dog Whistles by Chris Carnegy
  • An Archive for Tristan da Cunha by Dr. Colette Halter-Pernet
  • Shipping News
  • Latest Tristan Stamp Issues
  • Review of of David Smallman's book 'A View From the Castle' by Ian Mathieson
  • Tristan's Whalers, Part 2: The New London Connection by Peter Millington
  • James Glass visits his US ancestors
  • Tristan Lobster served in a top Amsterdam hotel, by Neil Foster
  • Tristan Association News
  • Tristan's effect on clouds - photo feature

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Contact the Tristan da Cunha Newsletter Editor Richard Grundy
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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.