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957542.  Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:42 pm Reply with quote

Annual Sheep Shearing Day 2012

This year Sheep Shearing Day was held on Saturday 15th December and a good time appears to have been had by all.

977000.  Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:44 pm Reply with quote

Queen's Day 2013 held on Friday 22nd February is a public holiday on the island.
1246577.  Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:05 pm Reply with quote

In January 1944 Tristan da Cunha was re-named HMS Atlantic Isle.

The full name of its capital is Edinburgh-of-the-seven-seas, named after Alfred Duke of Edinburgh who visited the island in 1867 during his travels as a naval officer.

Source: Empire Youth Annual 1947
Source: Stanley Gibbons Stamp catalogue 2010 S-Z


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