The 1961 volcanic eruption and how its people handled their future

Association News

Book marks return of Tristan refugees 60 years ago today

On 10th November 1963 MV Bornholm arrived at Tristan with the main Resettlement Party
of 198 islanders to complete a remarkable return of the world's most isolated community
following the volcanic eruption of October 1861 which forced them to flee as refugees to the UK. 

MV Bornholm at Tristan in November 2023
Both these images appear in the book.

Islanders with their belongings just landed
on Garden gate Beach in November 2023

Ever wondered why Tristan refugees rejected UK hospitality sixty years ago?

Looking to find out more about Tristan?

This modern hardback book with dust jacket gives the facts in 299 pages
with 132 illustrations mainly in full colour.

Mail order prices:
Tristan Association Members £15
Non-Members £20
P&P UK £5; Overseas £11

Discount P&P for 2 copies: £5 UK; £15 overseas.
Enquire about rates for 5+ copies.

To make an order go to:
Tristan da Cunha Association Order Form

For more information on the book go to:
New Book: 'Nothing Can Stop Us' - Tristan's Extraordinary Story

Contact Richard Grundy - for more information and bulk order quotes.

Now costs are covered, all proceeds are for
the association's charitable aims. Limited stocks.