St Helena

  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The island was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese in 1502. It was administered by the East India Company from 1659 and became a British colony in 1834.

Further Reading

  1. Crawford, A., Tristan da Cunha and the Roaring Forties. Edinburgh, 1982Google Scholar
  2. Cross, A., Saint Helena. Newton Abbot, 1980Google Scholar
  3. Munch, P. A., Sociology of Tristan da Cunha. Oslo, 1945.Google Scholar
  4. Munch, P. A.—Crisis in Utopia. New York, 1971Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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