10th century - Phoenicians, Malays, Swahili and Arab seamen visit island but do not settle. Island named Dina Robin by Arab mariners.
1498 - Portuguese explorers stumble upon Mauritius in the wake of Vasco da Gama's voyage around the Cape of Good Hope.
1510 - Portuguese navigator Pedro … Continue reading →
A video documentary about the Trains Era in Mauritius by Wassim Sookia. It is true that not many of us, of the current generation, has known the railways era in Mauritius, but most of us has certainly heard about it from tales of parents and grandparents. The last passenger train was on 31 … Continue reading →
Le 7 juillet 1810, ce fut l’arrivée d’une vingtaine de navires anglais venant de l’ile Rodrigue sur les côtes nord et ouest de l’Ile Bonaparte (Ile de la Réunion). Celle-ci fut prise le 8 juillet et un acte de capitulation signé le jour même. Quelques semaines plus tard le gouverneur … Continue reading →
Regattas have been of event practically each year and even though the venue varies from place to place, the one of Pointe des Régates still remains the icon. This year the event occurred on the 26th of April (2015) at Mahebourg, Pointe des Régates more precisely, and this occasion was also … Continue reading →
Pope Hennessy Street is named after one of the most appreciated Governors of the island during the British occupation period, and Sir Pope Hennessy reigned as governor between 1883 and 1889. If taken at full straight length, this street comprises of 3 sections; Pope Hennessy Street, Jules … Continue reading →
The decision to construct the motorway was taken based on the report of the British railway engineers concluding that the mauritian railway lines would have cost Rs 35 millions to be modernised in addition to a yearly loss of Rs 4 millions for its maintenance.
In 1955, after certain … Continue reading →
The Mauritian Ocean Territory floor counts as much as over 600 ships remains comprising of wreckage, retirement, and war victims. The story of the Dalblair is another unfortunate shipwreck that occured in 1902.
The "Dalblair" was a steel ship of 1474 tons built in 1895 in Scotland (town of … Continue reading →
Converting the primitive harbour that the first French settlers knew into a civilized port, was no mean achievement for Mahé de La Bourdonnais. That metamorphosis was the result of the joint efforts of European sailors, Lascar seamen from India and African slaves.
A navigable channel was … Continue reading →