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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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.

August 2023 Newsletter


  • Cover: Bark Europa anchored off Garden Gate Beach
  • Obituary for Sean Burns - Tristan's longest-serving Administrator
  • Governor Nigel Phillips' visit to Tristan
  • Introducing Tristan's Administrator-Designate Philip Kendall
  • A special year for Tristan's bond with the UK, by Chris Carnegy
  • Tristan Community News
  • Sheep Shearing Day
  • The inaugural King's Day
  • New traditional longboat built
  • St Mary's School Report
  • Update on Tristan Environmental Assessment, by Neil Golding & Anna Hicks
  • Family News
  • Shipping and Harbour News
  • Latest Stamp Issues from the Tristan Post Office
  • Megan Elsmore reports on her Tristan marine biology studies
  • 2023 Tristan Association Annual Gathering
  • Tristan Association Matters
  • Tristan News in Photos
44 pages of Tristan news and features,
published in August 2023.

February 2023 Newsletter

Contents of the 'Tristan da Cunha Newsletter', February 2023,
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Newsletter Editor: Richard Grundy - Email:

Newsletter Contributions

Items for future editions are very welcome. Contributions must have some connection with Tristan da Cunha islands


  • Please outline your proposal and send it by email to Richard Grundy in the first instance.
  • Please send the text of your contribution by email as an attached Word document.


  • Image files should be attached separately to emails and not solely embedded in Word documents.
  • High resolution images are needed to achieve good print quality as PNG or JPEG files.
  • Very high-quality images in portrait orientation are needed for the front cover – e.g. over 8MB.
  • If your files are too large for your email system, they can be sent using free online services such as WeTransfer.

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 Association in other publications.