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250 years Anniversary of first landing of Sainto Anne

Postby Anatol » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:11 pm

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Sainte Anne Island is the largest (2.27 km²) of eight islands in Ste Anne Marine National Park of the Seychelles. These islands are part of the Mont Fleuri District of the Seychelles. It is 4 km off the east coast of Mahé and has abundant tropical vegetation. The highest peak on Sainte Anne is 246 meters (807 feet). The French explorer Lazare Picault first discovered the island in 1742, on the day of Saint Anne, and the first French settlement in the Seychelles was established here in 1770. In the early 20th century the St. Abbs Whaling Company briefly maintained a whaling station on the island, the ruins of which can still be found. Lazare Picault (fl. mid-18th century) was a French explorer known for his exploration of islands in the Seychelles. Although Arab, Portuguese and British sailors visited the Seychelles prior to Picault, he was the first to do any extensive exploration.
250 years Anniversary 2020. Gerard Govinden writes about the holiday: Today, Thursday August 27, 2020 Seychelles celebrates its semiquincentennial of the first settlement on the island of Ste Anne.Also called sestercentennial, bicenquinquagenary or quarter millennial, the day is special in many ways. Since there won’t be any reenactment of the event, here is a flashback: In 1770, Brayer du Barre obtained permission from the authorities in Ile de France (today known as Mauritius) to set up a post in Seychelles. It was on Monday August 27, 1770 that the ship named ‘Thélémaque’ under the command of Captain Leblanc Lécore and his Second Captain Faucin de Courcelle disembarked 28 persons – 15 white men, seven black slaves from Africa, five Indians, one black woman – on Ste Anne Island to start a community there. After the ‘Thélémaque’ had arrived 4˚ 36’S 55˚ 30’E and dropped her anchor off the coast of Ste Anne Island after a voyage of less than ten days from Ile De France (Mauritius), the passengers first stepped into a small rowing boat which landed them on the beach of Anse Cabot, on the North Coast of Ste Anne Island. However, within two years, the settlement had failed and the people were taken back to Ile de France. The Indians and the Africans were slaves. They were the first settlers in Seychelles and they arrived with their bundles of clothes, utensils and farming equipment, and the first of our food crops: maize, cassava, coffee and rice. This proves that Seychelles had no indigenous population, meaning Seychelles is a comparatively young nation, celebrating its 250 years anniversary today. After President Danny Faure announced on August 27, 2018 that the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the first settlement in Seychelles will be held on August 2020, the launch ceremony to start the year-long programme of activities took place on September 18, 2019 at the International Conference Centre.To mark the occasion, President Faure will address the nation today at 10am.While our history is specifically Seychellois, it is certain that there is a lot more to it. We have European blood, Asian blood and African blood that make us the perfect rainbow nation with our Creole language. We see why it’s important not to forget our history and background, so we can know where we’re going.
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Re: 250 years Anniversary of first landing of Sainto Anne

Postby Anatol » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:42 pm

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