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History of Seychelles

History of Seychelles

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The recorded history of Seychelles dates back to the 17th century. The islands were appropriated and settled by France in the 18th century. African slaves were brought to the island, and the characteristic Seychellois Creole language developed. Britain took possession of the islands in the early 19th century. The Seychelles became an independent republic in 1976 after two hundred years ...

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THE COLONIAL GOVERNORS OF SEYCHELLES – (1903 – 1976)

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Researched & written by Mr. Tony MathiotSIR ERNEST BICKHAM SWEET-ESCOTT         (1857 – 1941)       ADMINISTRATOR AUG 1899 – NOVEMBER 1903, GOVERNOR NOVEMBER 1903 – MAY 1904 Sweet-Escott was appointed administrator of Seychelles on 19th August 1899.  He was sworn in as Governor on the 19th November, 1903 on which day the letters Patent of ...

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History of Victoria’s Clock Tower

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It is the oldest historical feature in Seychelles and our most popular landmark. TONY MATHIOT tells the story of the Victoria memorial Clock Tower. In the afternoon of Wednesday April 1st, 1903, a large crowd gathered in town to attend the inauguration of the Clock Tower by Ernest Beckham Sweet Escott (1857-1941), who was then the Administrator of Seychelles. The ...

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