News about and from the Tristan da Cunha community both on the island and overseas.

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Last chance to buy book in time for Christmas

Book commemorating the successful return of Tristan islanders sixty years ago
after the 1961 volcanic eruption forced them to seek refuge in the UK

Order by Monday 11th December to (hopefully) get delivery in UK by Christmas -
overseas orders may arrive later - see below for details.

P & P prices frozen despite Royal Mail price increases

All payments for books will be a donation to our charity (as  production costs covered) which exists to support the Tristan community community through our work and grants.

MV Bornholm at Tristan in November 1963
Both these images appear in the book.

Islanders with their belongings just landed
on Garden Gate Beach in November 2023

Ever wondered why Tristan refugees rejected UK hospitality sixty years ago?

Looking to find out more about Tristan?

This modern hardback book with dust jacket gives the facts in 299 pages
with 132 illustrations mainly in full colour.

Mail order prices:
Tristan Association Members £15
Non-Members £20
P&P UK £5; Overseas £11

Discount P&P for 2 copies: £5 UK; £15 overseas.
Enquire about rates for 5+ copies.

To make an order go to:
Tristan da Cunha Association Order Form

For more information on the book go to:
New Book: 'Nothing Can Stop Us' - Tristan's Extraordinary Story

Contact Richard Grundy - for more information and bulk order quotes.

Now costs are covered, all proceeds are for
the association's charitable aims. Limited stocks.

Page Updated: Tristan da Cunha Contacts

Directory of email addresses for Tristan da Cunha Government and Tristan da Cunha Association contacts.
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Birth of Emily Tahlia Swain

We are pleased to announce the birth of  Emily Tahlia Swain on Wednesday 6th September 2023 to proud parents Kelly Swain and Riaan Repetto.

Emily was born in Cape Town and weighed 3.4kg at birth.  

The family are doing well and looking forward to returning home to Tristan to eagerly awaiting family and friends.



Photos from Kelly Swain             

Kaitlyn Hagan's 21st Birthday

Photographs of Kaitlyn Hagan's 21st Birthday celebrations.
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Evelyn Hagan's 80th Birthday

Photographs of Evelyn Hagan's 80th Birthday celebrations.
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Brian Rogers' 80th Birthday

Photographs of Brian Rogers' 80th birthday celebrations.
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August 2023 Newsletter

Contents of the 'Tristan da Cunha Newsletter', August 2023.
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Next Annual Gathering

The Tristan da Cunha Association is returning to the Southampton Holiday Inn for its Annual Gathering on Saturday 16th March 2024.
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Obituary for Edward Rogers

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Edward Rogers, who passed away 16th March 2023, aged 77.
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