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The Story of Lady Brassey and St. John Ambulance

Anna Brassey had the whole town talking when she sailed into Hamilton Harbour in 1883. By the end of her visit, she had launched St. John Ambulance. Lady Brassey blew into Bermuda in December 1883 on the heels of a hurricane. The weather was entirely appropriate, for Lady Brassey herself—aristocrat, yachtswoman, pioneering travel writer and philanthropist—was a force of nature who swept away anything or anyone who stood in her path. Indeed some of her detractors liked to think that…


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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…


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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…