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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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The Old Time Hamilton/Paget Rowboat Ferry

For a couple of centuries rowboat ferries plied their trade from dawn till the wee hours of the morning rowing people, their bundles, bicycles and babies from Hamilton to Paget and back again. Here is what it was like. This…


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Gladys Misick Morrell and The Women’s Suffrage Movement

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 1991 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  In Bermuda, as in other countries, the great reform movements are inextricably linked to…


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1936 Musings on Mark Twain in Bermuda

The legendary Samuel Clemens called Bermuda the “Happy Islands” when he first came in 1867. On his Centennial Celebration in 1935, The Bermudian mused on Twain’s global star power and how his name drew many famous American’s to the Island.…


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Famous Bermudian Buccaneers

A long way from home, fearless pirates Bowen and North left quite a legacy in the lucrative Far East. This article has been taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the February 1955 issue of The Bermudian. Of the…

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A Host of Ghosts: Tales from Bermuda’s Most Haunted Homes

This article has been taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the April 1977 issue of The Bermudian It’s certainly a bit annoying being evicted from your home having already paid next month’s rent, especially if it’s so pleasant…