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Falklands a century ago, record prices for exports: wool and whale oil

Wednesday, December 28th 2016 - 04:32 UTC
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The Penguin News with background information from the Jane Cameron National Archives has published an interesting article about the Falkland Islands, economy and trade, a century ago in the midst of the First Great War. Wool from a flock of almost 700.000, and whale oil were the Islands main exports in 1916, while coal with soaring prices the main import. A century ago there were 61 births and 17 marriages. Read full article

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  • Roger Lorton

    61 births? I suppose the lack of TV may have had something to do with it :-)

    Dec 28th, 2016 - 06:20 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • R. Ben Madison

    A century ago, Argentina was one of the world's richest countries. Now they're jealous of the Falklands.

    Dec 28th, 2016 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pete Bog

    Yes, evidence when the Argentines concentrate on their economy rather than the Malvinas Myth, they and the Islands do well.

    When they are consumed by the same myth, Argentina goes massively into debt and the Islands carry on and still do OK

    Dec 29th, 2016 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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