Peter Kennedy Collection

Mary Swain, Calshot, Hampshire 1962 (Tristan de Cunha islanders). Tape 2

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This recording, made by Peter Kennedy and Maud Karpeles in Calshot, Hampshire, is of a number of refugees from the south Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha. They were being temporarily housed here due to a volcanic eruption on their home island. There is a lot of information, television news footage and reports of this and their stay in England, much of which is available on Youtube. There are several clips that include Mary Swain in particular.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 16:48:00

Mary Swain talks about her daily life in Tristan da Cunha. She then sings a number of songs and describes them and the dances.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 16:47:00