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Author: Claire Wiltshire
Language: English
Publisher: University of the Witwatersrand, Dept. of Bibliography, Librarianship and Typography (1973)
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Tristan da Cunha (/ˌtrɪstən də ˈkuːn(j)ə/), colloquially Tristan, is a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean which includes Gough Island.

Tristan da Cunha (/ˌtrɪstən də ˈkuːn(j)ə/), colloquially Tristan, is a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean which includes Gough Island. It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, lying approximately 1,511 miles (2,432 km) off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa, 1,343 miles (2,161 km) from Saint Helena and 2,166 miles (3,486 km) off the coast of the Falkland Islands.

Booy, D. M. – Rock of Exile: A Narrative of Tristan da Cunha. Brander, J. – Tristan da Cunha, 1506-1902. Brinck, Per – Coleoptera of Tristan da Cunha.

Crawford, Allan – Tristan da Cunha and the 'Roaring Forties'. Gane, Douglas M. – Tristan da Cunha: An Empire Outpost and Its Keepers. Munch, Peter A. – The Song Tradition of Tristan da Cunha. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Sage Publications, Inc. in association with the American Academy of Political and Social Science) 21 (Current Political Problems): 156–159. Mackay, Margaret – Angry Island: The Story of Tristan da Cunha, 1506-1963. Martineau, Gilbert and Frances Partridge – Napoleon’s St. Helena.

Tristan da Cunha was once the main trading route between Europe and the . 1961 - A volcanic eruption forces the evacuation of all the island's inhabitants to the UK with the majority opting to return in 1963.

Tristan da Cunha was once the main trading route between Europe and the Indian Ocean. It is now home to 300 residents who live in its only settlement, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. 1506 - Portuguese navigator Tristao da Cunha discovers the island but it remains uninhabited. 1700s - The island is used as a temporary base by US whalers before the first permanent settlers arrive in the early 1800s. 1816 - The British navy stations a garrison on island during Napoleon's exile. The far-flung islands support local newspapers and radio stations.

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In 1506 a Portuguese sea-captain called Tristao da Cunha came across a. .From August 1961 there were signs that the Tristan volcano was restless.

In 1506 a Portuguese sea-captain called Tristao da Cunha came across a group of six little islands far out in the Atlantic between South Africa and South America. The largest of them, which he named after himself, has a volcano in the middle. There were earth tremors and in the following months a large fissure opened in the ground behind the island’s lighthouse and a mound formed that gave off a powerful smell of sulphur and grew steadily larger.