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Thomas Keneally’s book turns the spotlight on Napoleon

According to Australian author, Thomas Keneally (Schindler’s List), it was an exhibition of Napoleonic memorabilia that he visited at the National Gallery in Melbourne, Australia in 2012 that inspired his latest novel. It was here that he saw artefacts including a swatch of Napoleon’s hair and death mask, collected from a homestead just outside of <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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wirebird - credit Christina Stroud

Wirebirds on the up? Highest recorded annual Wirebird census

This year’s annual Wirebird census has shown an increasing population trend. Each year the National Trust, working with volunteers, carries out an island wide count of the Wirebird population. The census provides information about how well the population is doing over time; with long term trends in the population size helping to identify whether conservation <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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New tourism brochures

New tourism brochures launched

St Helena Tourism has launched a new range of handy leaflets for visitors, showcasing the Island’s main attractions and highlighting specialist areas of interest including birding and walking.   Those already available include: Napoleon (in French and English)  Jamestown  Walking & Hiking  Birding & Wildlife Work is underway on leaflets focusing on topics including Diving <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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RMS St Helena arrives on The Thames, Adrian Pope

A Royal send off for the RMS St Helena

This week saw a major milestone for the RMS St Helena as she sailed up The Thames in London for a final farewell to the UK, including a special reception hosted on board for Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. Here we celebrate the week in pictures. The RMS St Helena passed under Tower Bridge on <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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BBC Correspondent Sara Wheeler shares her thoughts on St Helena

British journalist and author Sara Wheeler visited St Helena in February. We ask her about the highlights from her trip… You’re no stranger to remote places, having visited Antarctica and the Arctic Circle. How did travelling here compare? It was a wholly different experience. Remote, but with all modern conveniences. Exotic, but comfortable. What was <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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