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Cylindrocline lorencei : THE TREE THAT CAME BACK F...

Cylindrocline lorencei THE TREE THAT CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD!! This small tree, which grows to around 6 feet and has was only found on the island of Mauritius and only ONE had ever been seen in the Plaine Champagne region, in the 1970s.  By 1990 the species was believed to be extinct. Worse, the only seed which had been preserved could not be germinated.  Recently, however, Brest Botanic Gardens in France was able to rescue...

EXPOSITION KAYA

EXPOSITION KAYA Du 8 février au 30 mars 2019 Blue Penny Museum, Caudan, Port-Louis accès libre tlj, sauf dimanches et jours fériés, de 10h à 16h30 Le dimanche 21 février 1999 fut un bien triste jour pour Maurice. Un jour funeste où nous a quitté Joseph Reginald Topize, que tout le monde connaît sous le nom de Kaya. Cela fait vingt ans qu’il a disparu dans des conditions encore obscures, en cellule policière,...

FLINDERS’ LAST RESTING PLACE UNEARTHED

  FLINDERS’ LAST RESTING PLACE UNEARTHED New discovery in London of Explorer’s Grave Matthew Flinders is a familiar name in Australia – which he is credited with naming and in Mauritius where he was imprisoned for 6 ½ years and where he drew the first map of this continent. Ironically he is less well known in his birthplace – England. That is beginning to change. In recent years he has been commemorated with...

PICASSO IN MAURITIUS: THE STORY BEHIND A UNIQUE E...

  PICASSO IN MAURITIUS: THE STORY BEHIND A UNIQUE EXHIBITION Picasso, a name synonymous with the prestigious art world, known globally, for his exquisite art works is now trending in Mauritius! The Blue Penny Museum in Port Louis, for the first time in the history of the island is exhibiting over 40 pieces of artworks by the master. It begs the question how can this have happened? It is all due to the collaboration...

Nicholas Pike : Naturalist, Author, Soldier &...

Arrivé à Maurice en janvier 1867 à l’âge de 49 ans et reparti en 1873, rarement Consul aura autant brillé dans notre île, que Nicolas Pike. En sept années, il aura accompli une œuvre gigantesque dans tous les do- maines scientifiques et naturalistes de son époque. Passionné par la Science, il devint très vite membre de l’éminente Société Royale des Arts et Sciences, y fréquentant tous les botanistes et...