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Tag: Port Louis

  • Thursday, August 15th 2019 - 07:30 UTC

    Falklands' Day, recalls when John Davis first sighted the Islands on 14 August 1592

    The date marks the first recorded sighting of the Falklands on 14 August 1592 by English explorer John Davis who captained the 120-ton vessel ‘Desire’

    Falklands Day is the celebration of the first sighting of the Falkland Islands by John Davis in 1592, and is commemorated on 14 August. It was once seen as the National Day of the Falklands but has largely been replaced by Liberation Day which commemorates the end of the Falklands War.

  • Saturday, November 9th 2013 - 18:59 UTC

    New Falklands Museum to be a positive political statement.

    Tim Blake talking to group including MLAs Poole, Hanson, Summers, Edwards, Short and Rendell

    When the seat of government of the fledgling British colony in the Falkland Islands was moved from Port Louis to Stanley, in 1845, under the direction of Governor Moody, one of the first buildings to be constructed in what became known as the Government Dockyard, was a large store. This shingle clad, two story building, known as the Old Central Store still exists and is thought to be possibly the earliest large construction in the whole of the Southern Cone of South America.

  • Monday, August 19th 2013 - 18:53 UTC

    Falklands’ Day celebrated on 14 August remembers first recorded sighting by John Davis in 1592

    John Davis the English explorer and his vessel ‘Desire’

    Falkland Islands Day was celebrated last Wednesday 14 August with a reception at Government House in Stanley hosted by Governor Nigel Haywood. The date marks the first recorded sighting of the Falklands on 14 August 1592 by English explorer John Davis who captaining the 120-ton vessel ‘Desire’ in that month was blown by a storm into ‘certaine Isles never before discovered’. Davis account was published in 1600 in London by Richard Hakluyt.

  • Friday, February 15th 2013 - 19:35 UTC

    February 1833: Parallel truths in parallel universes: can that be the only explanation?

    Thomas Bridges and family from Keppel Island mission in the Falklands helped found Ushuaia

    By John Fowler - According to the Argentine view of things, the Falkland Islands are Las Islas Malvinas and the capital city is not Stanley, which was founded in 1844, but Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, which did not really begin to be a town till 1881 with the establishment of a penal colony there.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2012 - 16:51 UTC

    Falklands: The years that count and those that don't

    USS Lexington had already removed the majority of the population of Port Louis in 1833

    By John Fowler - This is the sixth of a series of extended political articles written exclusively for the Penguin News web site by Deputy Editor John Fowler. John is a former Superintendent of Education and a former Manager of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board.