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The Blackburn Plot: A Tale of Death and Deception in the Yellow Fever Era

This short story was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the December 1933 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Marion Ainsworth had been disgraced, and discharged without notice by Vincent Candee, managing director of the St. George’s Hardware Company, Ltd., and alderman of St. George’s. Miss Ainsworth had been guilty of neither of willfully abusing her responsibility as book-keeper nor of innocently confusing her debits and credits even if she had been…


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Vintage Visitors to Government House

Over the decades, many visitors have walked the lawns and sipped champagne at Bermuda's Government House, some have even planted Bermuda Cedar trees. Here is a brief selection of some of our favourite images of visiting royals and U.S. Presidents…


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Sailor of Fortune: The Life of Hezekiah Frith

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 1999 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  You could be forgiven for being somewhat timorous when meeting Hamilton Mayor, William Frith,…


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Jane Austen and Her Connection to Bermuda

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the August 1999 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  High on a hill looking out to sea stood a young, exceedingly pretty girl,…


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Murder at Admiralty House

In 1813 a young midshipman off the Spartan, was the innocent victim of a jealous and demented lover. His gravestone can still be seen at Abbots Bay. Here is the story. This article was taken from our archives. It first…

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The History of Smith’s Island, Bermuda’s First Colony

Smith's Island is an unassuming, often overlooked land mass in St. George's Harbour. Though it is sparsely developed today, it was the home of the very first Bermudian settlers - those few men who stayed behind while the Sea Venture…