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Chubbs' Spring

photo: Nick Thorpe

Maldivia in 1996

photo: Nick Thorpe

Maldivia 1828

Site of Southens

photo: Nick Thorpe

Site of the Hermitage

photo: Nick Thorpe

East India fleet leaving St Helena

Postcard: Trevor Hearl

The Hindostan

This vessel transported some of the plants GBB collected back to England for Sir William Hooker

The 'Rollers'

Postcard: Trevor Hearl

The Waterwitch

The fastest ship in the Navy's anti-slavery patrol

Plantation House

Foreground: Sir Patrick and Lady Eliza Ross