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Wirebird

Issue 7 - Spring 1993

Trevor W. Hearl: Book Review: “Exploring St Helena: A Walker’s Guide” by Ian Mathieson and Laurence Carter
Trevor W. Hearl: Darwin’s island
K. A. Harwood: Following Ted Cannan’s funeral, a letter
Trevor W. Hearl: Obituary: Mr Edward Hibbert (postal historian) and Mr Tony Cross (surgeon)
K. A. Harwood: Thoughts on the “Papanui” articles
Max Chapman: Oswell Blakeston visits the island in 1956
Dorothy Evans: My fourth visit to the island

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Issue 6 - Autumn 1992

David Young: Book Review: “Churches of the South Atlantic 1502-1990” by Rt. Rev. Edward Cannan
Owen George: The funeral Of Bishop Cannan
Clarice Chapman: The Colchester connection (associations between Colchester and St Helena)
Captain H. F. Driver: Random recollections – the other Briars (St Helena’s Briars and its Australian namesake)
Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 1992: Obituary: The Rt. Rev. Edward Cannan 1920-1992, Bishop of St Helena 1979-1985
Trevor W. Hearl: A meteoric career: James Francis Homagee, 1846-1919
Beau W. Rowlands: Fernao Lopes – St Helena’s first settler – An English translation of the original account
Tony Cross: The story of the S.S. Papanui – Continued (extracts from “The Wirebird”, 1957)
Tony Cross: News: Renewal of Curnow Shipping’s contract to provide shipping service to St Helena; Death of Mrs Hugh Crallan

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Issue 5 - Spring 1992

Arthur Loveridge: Wirebirds, donkeys and you – a talk broadcast on Radio St Helena 8th March 1972 ( description of the wirebird)
Trevor W. Hearl: The re-discovery of St Helena: A Literary Odyssey (Book Reviews): “The Emperor’s Last Island” by Julia Blackburn; “Fish and Fisheries of Saint Helena Island” by Alasdair Edwards; “Exploring St Helena: A Walker’s Guide” by Ian Mathieson & Laurence Carter; “Churches of the South Atlantic 1502-1990” by Rt. Rev. Edward Cannan; “St Helena Journal” by Anne Kotze; “Guide to the Geology of St Helena” by Barry Weaver; “St Helena 1502-1938” by Philip Gosse; “The Endemic Flora of St Helena” by Quentin Cronk; “A St Helena Cookbook” by Pamela Lawrence
Ian Mathieson: Meeting St Helena’s water demands
Tony Cross: Review: St Helena South Atlantic Ocean, a video by Charles and Julia Frater
Captain H. F. Driver: Random recollections (memories of St Helena during World War II)
Owen A. George: Obituary: Mrs Doreen Ogborn
Elizabeth Thurston nee Cross: Island school thirty years ago – a former pupil reminisces
‘Tony Cross: The last voyage (description of the destruction of the Papanui by fire in 1911)
George A. Lewis, M.B.E.: The liberation of slaves in St Helena – Part 2
Edward Hibbert: A visit to St Helena in 1972

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Issue 4 - Winter 1991

Tony Cross and Elizabeth Gocher: Book Review (Supplement): “The Emperor’s Last Stand, A Journey to St Helena” by Julia Blackburn
Trevor W. Hearl: Book Review: “A Guide to the Geology of St Helena” by Barry Weaver
Trevor W. Hearl: St Helena and South Atlantic books in print 1991
Gillian Jones: The enthronement of the Rt. Rev’d John Ruston OGS as 13th Bishop of St Helena in the Cathedral Church of St Paul on Sunday 14th April 1991
Captain H. F. Driver: Random recollections (memories of St Helena during World War II)
Pamela McClintock: Sir George Bingham KCB
Elizabeth Gocher: A Saint in Sussex (description of Pat Nichols’ woodworking skills at Rotherfield Hall)
George A. Lewis, M.B.E.: The liberation of slaves in St Helena, Part 1
Dulcie Robertson: Home once more (description of the fifth home visit to St Helena)
Tony Cross: Cardiff, 8th June 1991 (a visit to the RMS St Helena)

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Issue 3 - Spring 1991

Extract from St Helena News: Official opening of Prince Andrew school library
Captain H. F. Driver: Correspondence – correction to Autumn 1990 editorial
Captain H. F. Driver: Random Recollections
Dr. Stephen Royle: Queen’s Graduate’s Memorial in St Helena (article about Dr W. J. J. Arnold)
Trevor W. Hearl: Commodore Perry at St Helena in 1853
Robert C. Deakin: Collecting St Helena Part 3 (stamp collecting)
Dulcie Robertson: The Wirebird (a poem)
Terence Holmes: R.M.S. St Helena Island
Sir James Harford: Jonathan of Saint Helena (a description of St Helena’s ancient tortoise)
Mr Hall of Oxford: Hall’s Diary 1885-6 (Extract from a diary of a voyage from Australia describing a visit to St Helena)
K. A. Harwood: Return to St Helena – “A Short Term Expert” alias “The Glass Man” (description of St Helena visit)

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Issue 2 - Autumn 1990

Trevor W. Hearl: St Heleniana in the royal collection (island items displayed at the 1990 “Royal Miscellany” exhibition)
Dr Neil McCulloch: The Wirebird: Past, present and future (article about the last surviving endemic bird)
Tony Cross: Wahoo! (St Helena’s fish)
Tony Cross: News of the Friends
Trevor W. Hearl: The mahogany table mystery – a Napoleonic legend from St Helena (use of a mahogany table for coffin)
Owen A. George: The Deaf Boys’ Project
Captain H. F. Driver: Random recollections (memories of St Helena during World War II
Clarke Chapman: St Helena of Colchester
Robert C. Deakin: Collecting St Helena Part 2 – The First Stamp (stamp collecting)
Captain H. F. Driver: Photograph, Garrison Band Concert
Members of Frost-Frater Film Unit: Photographs of town and country 1962
Sir Bernard Braine: “St Helena Deserves Support” – Address to the A.G.M. Of “The Friends” 1990

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Issue 1 - Spring 1990

Tony Cross: Book Review: “St Helena 1502-1938” by Philip Gosse (New Edition 1990)
Trevor W. Hearl: The Plight of the St Helena Olive
Charles and Kim Dixon: The Plantation Poltergeist (ghosts at Plantation House)
Douglas Quantrill: Not the Prince of Wales (memories of a survivor from the torpedoed S.S. “City of Cairo”)
Robert C. Deakin: Collecting “St Helena” Part 1 (stamp collecting)
Clifford J. Masters: History in Postcards
Lilian Crowie: St Helena’s Day Address 1989 (the first broadcast from St Paul’s Cathedral, St Helena, on BBC’s World Service)
Dorothy Evans: The Launching of the new RMS St Helena

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