Graham has passed away

Graham_Suckling_HarveyWe have been informed that, our dear friend Graham (in photo with his beloved Harvey the dog) has passed away around 0830am UK time on 5 April 2008. Dear Graham will be missed by many. A friend for more than 30 years, we worked together and had many good times in the UK. Belgium and The Netherlands. I will miss our e-mail exchanges on various topics and his sense of humour. We shared the same taste for good exotic food and fine old rums. Today, 5/4/2008, I was in a Chinese restaurant by the coast in Mauritius and thinking of him I had a glass of good rum to wish him good cheer – at that moment I had not yet received the news of his death.
Cheers Graham, thanks for your kindness, energy and good humour. You were a good friend to have around and a superb technician.
God bless till we meet again.

Mahebourg Museum

Mahebourg Maritime MuseumVisited the Mahebourg museum. Surprised to discover so much history displayed in this 17th century French colonial mansion. Amazing collection especially the part about the maritime slave trade. You get the sense of the horror and cruelty of the slave trade when you see the drawings, paintings and documentation. Today’s descendants, “Creole Mauritians”, of the slave trade have no way of tracing their ancestors having lost their roots (nationality and original family names). In contrast the Indo-Mauritians can trace their family origins through the well documented, registered entries and photographs of their contract worker Indian ancestors who settled in Mauritius.

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Mauritius history of the Dodo

dodostampVisit the wonderfully made website containing historical and research information on the famous Mauritius Dodo bird. Website custodian Alan Grihault has made available a most informative and graphically pleasing website which answers many questions.