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


HISTORY. The islands were discovered by Juan Bermúdez, probably in 1503, from whom they take their name, but were uninhabited until a party of colonists under Sir George Somers was wrecked there in 1609. A company was formed for the ‘Plantation of the Somers’ Islands’, as they were called at first, and in 1684 the Crown took over the government.


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Further Reading

  1. Government Statistical Department. Bermuda Facts and Figures. Annual.Google Scholar
  2. Ministry of Finance. Bermuda Digest of Statistics. Annual.Google Scholar
  3. Report of the Manpower Survey 1992. Hamilton, 1992Google Scholar
  4. Hayward, S. J., et al., Bermuda’s Delicate Balance: People and the Environment. Hamilton, 1981Google Scholar
  5. Zuill, W. S., The Story of Bermuda and Her People. 2nd ed. London, 1992Google Scholar
  6. National library: The Bermuda Library, Hamilton.Google Scholar
  7. National statistical office: Government Statistical Department, Hamilton.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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