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The Origins of African-Bermudians by Cyril Packwood

In a seminal piece for The Bermudian in 1992, Cyril Packwood traced Bermuda's ethnic origins from Africa to Bermuda through their capture and trade, and as indentured servants or chattel slaves for more than 200 years. We are pleased to reproduce this article today. It is not possible to write of the origins of the African-Bermudians in Bermuda without considering the important impact slavery had on the Island’s ethnic composition. While the first African-Bermudians were not slaves, but indentured servants,…


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10 Facts About Bermuda in the 18th Century You Might Not Know

Our seafaring past began proper in the 18th Century. Slavery was not yet abolished, and the island went through salt wars and battles with smallpox and yellow fever. During this time also, our capital was moved from St. Georges to…


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Isles of a Thousand Wrecks

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in September 1957. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  On July 8 of this year the Pacific Steam Navigation Company's liner Reina del Pacifico, outward…


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The “Queen” and Her Master

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the January 1959 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   Ray Pushie, gimlet-eyed purser of Q.T.E.V. Queen of Bermuda, faces passengers from behind the…


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Greetings from the Bermuda Islands!

Hamilton Hotel road leading to terrace, Bermuda The Castle Harbour Beach, Bermuda Oleander Trees S.S. Fort Victoria Front Street West, Bermuda Front Street, Hamilton.  We'd love to see your vintage Bermuda post cards! Please send photos to info@thebermudian.com with the…

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Historical Echoes of the “Old Town”

The article Historical Echoes of the “Old Town” by Ronald John Williams first appeared in the August 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It has been reproduced digitally exactly as it was printed. Before the Causeway was built that connects St.…