The 'Tristan da Cunha Newsletter' is a full colour magazine for members and islanders published twice per year. It has news and feature articles, lavishly illustrated with photographs that do not appear on the website.

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Association News

The Newsletter is distributed free to members and to island families.
Spare copies are initially reserved for new members or extra copies for members. - see the Association Shop for details.
Please note: Longer articles and many images are reserved for the newsletter and not available on the website.

February 2021 Newsletter

Tristan da Cunha Newsletter, Ferbruary 2021, Cover

44 pages of Tristan news and features published in February 2021.


  • Cover: MFV Geo Searcher off the Gough Island coast, April 2017
  • RIP MFV Geo Searcher; Report on the disaster, October 2020
  • Administrators Report, by Fiona Kilpatrick and Steve Townsend
  • Marine Protection Zone announced November 2020, by Chief Islander James Glass
  • Post Office News: Latest stamp issues:
    • Sharks, Part 1
    • Mid Atlantic Healthcare
    • Vagrant Species, Part 2
    • Modern Mail Ships Definitives
  • Family News
    • Birth of Alfie Rogers
    • Obituary for Donald Hagan
  • Finding Donald Glass: The Man from the Middle of Nowhere, by Siân Shaw
  • Seal Research at the Tristan da Cunha Islands, by Marthán Bester
  • Pioneering study of Gough fur seals 65 years ago: 90th birthday tribute to Association President, Michael Swales
  • Tristan Association Matters
  • Tristan benefits from EU-US lobster trade deal, by Chris Carnegy
  • Presentation of BEMs to Eddie Rogers and Lars Repetto

August 2020 Newsletter

Contents of the 'Tristan da Cunha Newsletter', August 2020,
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Contact the Tristan da Cunha Newsletter Editor Richard Grundy
by Email on :
Newsletter Contributions
Items ( Copy in Word format or JPEG photographs please) for future editions will be very welcome.
Please outline your plan and submit (preferably by email) to Richard Grundy first
as several good articles are held over and others rejected through a lack of space.
Contributions and Copyright
Contributions to the newsletter in the form of items of news, ideas for articles and photographs are welcome.
It will be assumed, unless specifically requested otherwise, that items offered for use in the newsletter can also be used for the website and by the Tristan Government and / or the Tristan Association for marketing and publicity purposes.
Tristan da Cunha Photograph Portfolio
A selected portfolio of good quality digital photographs are available to publishers to raise money for the Tristan da Cunha Island community. Contact Richard Grundy on for details.
Islanders Abroad
It is hoped that the Newsletter will be an important vehicle to keep Tristan Islanders throughout the world in touch with each other. Photographs and brief personal details are invited for the regular Islanders' Abroad feature. Obviously the Association hopes Islanders will want to join the Association and take part in the expanding programme organised by the committee.