Once Upon A Train – by Wassim Sookia

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 March 1956 and the overall railways ended in 1964 with its dismantling thereon. This video documentary will certainly let us live through this golden time once again!

First published: 13/07/2013

Baie du Cap – Macondé

During the early french settlement on the island in 1721 (even though the first claim of possession of the island was in 1715), there wasn’t any interior roads. All communications were done only by sea round the island in either directions. The first settlements were established at these two places only; Port Louis (North-West) and …

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Port Louis – Princess Alexandra visits Mauritius – 1972

This little island in the Indian Ocean, small as it appears on a world map, Mauritius, has had some many interesting visits throughout its history, and this ranging from: famous poets and writers (Charles Baudelair, Mark Twain etc), well-known navigators (La Perouse, Livingstone, Bougainville etc), Royal visits (Duke of Edimbourg, Duke of Manchester, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Princess …

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