Tristan da Cunha

What is Tristan da Cunha known for?


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;SEARCHBY Scientific&KEYWORDS Porphyrio+martinica&showwhat images&AGE All&SEX All&ACT All&Search Search&VIEW All&ORIENTATION All&RESULTS 24 American "Purple Gallinule" photo gallery VIREO in 1814, 15 British colonists founded a settlement on Tristan da Cunha, a group of small islands in the Atlantic Ocean, midway between Africa and South America. One of the early colonists apparently carried a recessive allele for retinitis pigmentosa


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by Mrs. Cashel Hoey (Frances Cashel Hoey) is called ''An Antarctic Mystery''. * The South African poet Roy Campbell (Roy Campbell (poet)) wrote an elegiac poem dedicated to the isle of Tristan de Cunha in 1927. * Tristan da Cunha is the site of a top-secret nuclear disarmament conference in Fletcher Knebel's 1968 political thriller ''Vanished (Vanished (novel))'' which was adapted into a 1971 two-part NBC made-for-TV movie starring Richard


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on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. Simon Winchester, ''Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire'', (1985, reprinted in 2003), p. 85 Live television did not arrive on the island until 2001, with the introduction of the British Forces Broadcasting Service's BFBS 1 and 2 (British Forces Broadcasting Service#BFBS Television) channels, which were replaced by BBC One and Two (BBC Two) in 2013. Although Tristan da Cunha shares the +290 code with St Helena, residents have access to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Telecommunications Network, provided by Global Crossing. Global Crossing extends FCO network to Tristan da Cunha This uses a London 020 numbering range, meaning that numbers are accessed via the UK telephone numbering plan (Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom). Tristan Da CunhaContact Information Internet is available in Tristan da Cunha but its expensive cost makes it almost unaffordable for the local population. http: www.tristantimes.com art_1822_56_3.html Tristan da Cunha in popular culture Film *37°4 S, a film about a boy who lives on the island. Literature * Edgar Allan Poe's ''The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket'' (1838), Chapter 15, has a detailed history and description. * In Jules Verne's novel ''In Search of the Castaways'', one of the chapters is set on Tristan da Cunha, and a brief history of the island is mentioned. The island also appears several times in Verne's novel ''The Sphinx of the Ice Fields'' (1897), which he wrote as an unauthorized sequel to Poe's ''The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket''. The 1899 English translation by Mrs. Cashel Hoey (Frances Cashel Hoey) is called ''An Antarctic Mystery''. * The South African poet Roy Campbell (Roy Campbell (poet)) wrote an elegiac poem dedicated to the isle of Tristan de Cunha in 1927. * Tristan da Cunha is the site of a top-secret nuclear disarmament conference in Fletcher Knebel's 1968 political thriller ''Vanished (Vanished (novel))'' which was adapted into a 1971 two-part NBC made-for-TV movie starring Richard Widmark. * Hervé Bazin's novel ''Les Bienheureux de la Désolation'' (1970) describes the 1961 forced exile of the population to England, and their subsequent return. * In Primo Levi's ''The Periodic Table (The Periodic Table (book))'' (1975) one of the fictional short stories, "Mercurio", is set on Tristan da Cunha, named "Desolation Island". * In Patrick O'Brian's ''The Thirteen-Gun Salute'' (1991) the ship Dianne is nearly wrecked on Inaccessible Island. * Robert A. Heinlein's book ''Tramp Royale'' (about a world trip in 1953–54, unpublished until 1992) devoted an entire chapter to his (almost) visit to Tristan da Cunha. He talked to islanders but could not go ashore owing to the uncertain weather. * Zinnie Harris's play ''Further Than the Furthest Thing'' (2000) is inspired by events on the island, notably the 1961 volcanic eruption and evacuation of the islanders. * Raoul Schrott's novel ''Tristan da Cunha oder die Hälfte der Erde'' (2003) is almost entirely set on Tristan da Cunha and Gough islands, and chronicles the history of the archipelago. Non-fiction thumb Painting by Rose Annie Rogers of ''Atlantisia rogersi'' the world's smallest flightless bird and found only on Inaccessible Island (File:Atlantisia rogersi sw.jpg) * Frank T. Bullen provides details of visiting the island in the 1870s in his book "The Cruise of the Cachalot" first published in 1898. * Raymond Rallier du Baty describes the people and the island ca 1908 in his book ''15 000 Miles in a Ketch'' (1915) * In ''Shackleton's Last Voyage'' by Captain Frank Wild (1923), several chapters (with photographs) are dedicated to island during the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition in May 1922. * An account by Rose Annie Rogers, an American missionary's wife about life on the island, called '' The Lonely Island'' was published in 1927 * In Wim Wenders ''Wings of Desire'' a dying man recollectiong the things that have apparently meant most to him mentions "Tristan da Cunha" * Simon Winchester's, ''Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire'', (1985, reprinted in 2003), devotes a chapter to the island which he visited in the mid-1980s. In the foreword to the reprint, the author states that he has been banned from Tristan da Cunha because of his writing about the war-time romance of a local woman. He published a longer account of his banishment in ''Latham's Quarterly''. * In 2005, the first book about the island written by an Islander, Rockhopper Copper, was published. It was written by Conrad Glass, Tristan da Cunha's longtime Police and Conservation officer.


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nurses. Surgery or facilities for complex childbirth are therefore limited, and emergencies can necessitate communicating with passing fishing vessels so the injured person can be ferried to Cape Town. As of late 2007, IBM and Beacon Equity Partners, co-operating with Medweb, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the island's government on "Project Tristan", has supplied the island's doctor with access to long distance tele-medical (telemedicine) help


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captured HMS ''Penguin'' (HMS Penguin (1813)) in a short battle off Tristan da Cunha. This was one of several naval engagements that took place after the War of 1812 had ended. The British ship was too badly damaged to be used by the United States Navy, so it was scuttled. The role of the governor is to act as the ''de facto'' head of state as well as the ''de jure'' head of government and commander-in-chief of the territory, which consists of the islands of Saint Helena


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and Tristan da Cunha Governor leader_name2 Mark A. Capes (Mark Andrew Capes) leader_title3 Administrator (Administrator of Tristan da Cunha) leader_name3 Alex Mitham leader_title4 Chief Islander (Tristan da Cunha Island Council) leader_name4 Ian Lavarello largest_city capital (village) area_km2 207 area_sq_mi 80 area_label2 Main island area_data2 98 km 2 area_rank area_magnitude 1 E8 percent_water population_estimate

, to monitor Nazi (Nazi Germany) U-boats (which were required to maintain radio contact) and shipping movements in the South Atlantic Ocean. The first Administrator (Administrator of Tristan da Cunha), Surgeon Lieutenant Commander E.J.S. Woolley, was appointed by the British government during this time. The second Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh), the husband of Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom), visited the islands in 1957 as part of a world

: www.statoids.com ush.html title Saint Helena Dependencies publisher Statoids.com accessdate 18 April 2010 As the Governor resides permanently in Saint Helena, an Administrator is appointed to represent the Governor in the islands. The Administrator is a career civil servant in the Foreign Office and is selected by London. Since 1998, each Administrator has served a single, three-year term (which begins in September, upon arrival of the supply ship from Cape Town


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five classrooms, a kitchen, a stage, a computer room, and a craft and science room. "Tristan School." Tristan da Cunha Government. Retrieved on 21 June 2009. The Tristan Song Project was a collaboration between St Mary's School and amateur composers in England, led by music teacher Tony Triggs. It began in 2010 and involved St Mary's pupils writing poems and Tony Triggs providing musical settings by himself and his pupils.<


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the United Kingdom issue of the pound sterling. The Bank of Saint Helena was established on Saint Helena and Ascension Island in 2004. This bank does not have a physical presence on Tristan da Cunha, but residents of Tristan are entitled to its services. There are occasionally commemorative coins minted for the island


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Tristan da Cunha

'''Tristan da Cunha''' and 3,360 kilometres (2,088&nbsp;mi) from South America. The territory consists of the main island, also named Tristan da Cunha, which has a north-south length of 11.27 kilometres (7.0&nbsp;mi) and has an area of 98 square kilometres (37.8 sq mi), along with the smaller, uninhabited Nightingale Islands and the wildlife reserves of Inaccessible (Inaccessible Island) and Gough Islands.

Tristan da Cunha is part of the British overseas territory (British overseas territories) of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

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