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...

ARROWSMITH, Sir EDWIN PORTER
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governor, was born on 23 May 1909, the son of Reverend Edwin Arrowsmith and his wife Kathleen...

BOUTFLOWER, THOMAS
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surveyor, came from Newcastle and was according to family tradition, a trained carpenter. In...

BRUCE, WILLIAM SPEIRS
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explorer, was born in London on 1 August 1867 the son of Samuel Noble Bruce and his wife Mary...