News about and from the Tristan da Cunha community both on the island and overseas.

Book celebrates return of Tristan refugees sixty years ago

Wonder 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.

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
on for more information and bulk order quotes.

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

Birth of Emily Tahlia Swain

We are pleased to announce the birth of  Emily Tahlia Swain on Wednesday 6th September 2023 to proud parents Kelly Swain and Riaan Repetto.

Emily was born in Cape Town and weighed 3.4kg at birth.  

The family are doing well and looking forward to returning home to Tristan to eagerly awaiting family and friends.



Photos from Kelly Swain             

Kaitlyn Hagan's 21st Birthday

Photos from Julia Hagan

Kaitlyn Hagan celebrated her 21st Birthday on the 29th January 2023. 21st Birthdays are very special on Tristan and preparations took place a week in advance of the big day. Kaitlyn had a busy day with family and friends arriving early morning with cards, gifts and homemade goods, celebrations continued into the evening when the main event was held. A wonderful time was had by all.

Above: Kaitlyn with her parents, Julia and Karl Hagan. The cake was handmade and beautifully decorated
Kaitlyn with her grandparents Peggy and Brian Rogers Kaitlyn with her grandmother Evelyn Hagan

Evelyn Hagan's 80th Birthday

Photographs of Evelyn Hagan's 80th Birthday celebrations.
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Brian Rogers' 80th Birthday

Photographs of Brian Rogers' 80th birthday celebrations.
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August 2023 Newsletter

Contents of the 'Tristan da Cunha Newsletter', August 2023.
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Next Annual Gathering

The Tristan da Cunha Association is returning to the Southampton Holiday Inn for its Annual Gathering on Saturday 16th March 2024.
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Obituary for Edward Rogers

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Edward Rogers, who passed away 16th March 2023, aged 77.
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Obituary for Peter Repetto

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Peter Repetto, who passed away on the 1st May 2023, aged 87.
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