Visited 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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Visit 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.
- What was the Dodo like?
- Did you know that the earliest drawings of the Dodo can be found in a publication by T., J.T. and J.I. de Bry, which was called Het Tvveede Boeck (Amsterdam, 1601).
- View comprehensive research/information on the website “The Two Dodos” by clicking on this link.
In Mauritius, we are once again taught how to live life: to take one’s time, to socialize and mix up with different people, to taste unknown flavours, to admire nature and to appreciate the first light of dawn…