Monthly Archives: March 2011


The Hilaire and Olivier families On 16 August 1921 at six pm in the evening, the birth of Marie Hilaire was recorded as having taken place at Ile du Coin, Peros Banhos. She was the child of OscarHilaire and Hortense … Continue reading

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Un Vagabond des Mers du Sud / Sailing to the Reefs

BERNARD MOITESSIER The celebrated French yachstman, Bernard Moitessier, spent six weeks on Diego Garcia in the 1950s and tells the story of his dramatic arrival and enforced sojourn on Chagos in his book ‘Un Vagabond des mers du sud’, and … Continue reading

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In recent years, a number of songs with political overtones, known as ‘chansons engagés’ have been written and performed by Mauritian and Chagossian musicians. A selection is provided below. Rane Nu Later, Rane Nu Lamer  – Grup Latanier Rane nu … Continue reading

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