The Dictionary of Falklands Biography describes people concerned with the history of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia from the first discoverers in the sixteenth century up to the eve of the Falklands Conflict of 1982. Entries range from brief notes on lesser personalities to essays of 3,000 words on some of the leading figures. The Dictionary includes great explorers like James Cook, Bougainville, Bellingshausen and Ernest Shackleton; political figures – ministers, a king, one saint, British, French, Argentine and Spanish governors; and naval commanders involved in heroic exploration and dramatic battles. Special interests include students of natural history and the environment, from Charles Darwin to recent ornithologists; geologists; farmers and agriculturalists; sailors, whalers and sealers; philatelists and a wide range of native Falkland Islanders from pillars of the community to the decidedly eccentric.


Featured biographies...

LEWIS, ERNEST GORDON (Toby)
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governor, was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 26 September 1918, the son of George Henry Lewis....

LYNCH, WILLIAM FRANCIS
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American naval officer, was born in Norfolk, Virginia on 1 April 1801. Appointed a midshipman in...

TYSSEN, JOHN
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naval officer in charge, was born on 25 December 1811. He passed for lieutenant in 1831 and was...