Old Churches around Mauritius

Since the French rule till the British Colony there has been quite some very strong and exemplary Churches built throughout the island, and these structures, till now, are as dominantly eye-catching in wherever region they are found. We have wandered around the island to archive them where possible. This article is NOT MEANT FOR ANY …


WWII – The Mauritius Squadron – 1942

This part of history is somewhat unfamiliar, but during the second World War (1939 – 1945), the No. 174 (Mauritius) Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron that was a fighter-bomber unit in World War II.  The squadron formed on the 2nd March 1942 at RAF Manston and equipped with Hurricanes and then rocket armed Typhoons in April 1943. It was involved in attacks on shipping and V-1 flying …


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, have known the railways era in Mauritius, but most of us have 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

Patrimoine Maritime des Iles Maurice et Rodrigues – par Jean Marie Chelin

La construction navale débuta à l’île Maurice avec l’arrivée des hollandais en 1598. Avec l’implantation des français en 1721, le personnel des premiers chantiers vinrent de France et de l’Inde. De nombreux esclaves malgaches, africains et indiens furent formés aux métiers de charpentiers de marine, de calfats, de cordiers et de voiliers par ces derniers. …