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Introduction

Life in the early days was hard in the Falkland Islands. Life on the outer islands was even harder with even more isolation than those on East and West Falkland experienced and for some of the more remote islands the inhabitants would go months without seeing other people. The mail service could be sporadic and the cost of getting their produce to the market expensive. The seas were rough and the coastlines hazardous and many of the islands have the remains of shipwrecks still visible. With Stanley Cemetery being a long, risky sea voyage in small cutters many of the outlying islands have their own cemeteries.

The majority of buildings in the Falkland Islands are now constructed of wood. In the early days quite a number of buildings were constructed from local stone and although there are a number of stone buildings still around the Islands it is not a popular building material as the local grey stone is very dense and difficult to dress while the sandstone, or Fox Bay stone as it is known locally, is only suitable for cladding and paving.

These files are not a complete representation of Island settlements in the Falkland Islands and are not necessarily a complete history but are intended to give an idea of some of the more well-known and may be added to from time to time.

 

pdfCarcass Island.pdf(432.76 KB)

pdfJason Islands.pdf(822.02 KB)

 pdfNew Island.pdf(851.36 KB)

pdfPassage Islands.pdf(623.84 KB)

pdfSaunders Island.pdf(302.45 KB)

 

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