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ANTIGUA REEFS, ROCKS AND HIGHROADS TO HISTORY
By H.G. Multer, M.P. Weiss & D.V. Nicholson
107 pp. Size 8 x11 inches.

This publication gives a first view of the geological and human history of Antigua and Barbuda. The book describes the origin, bedrock and reefs of Antigua as well as the island's human occupation. A guide to the common rocks and corals are included. There are aerial photos, drawings, maps and diagrams.


ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: A HISTORICAL SKETCH
By Desmond V. Nicholson
34 pp. Size 8 x11 inches.

Illustrated with many line drawings and maps.

This simple outline of the history of the three island state of Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda includes the geology, prehistory and the road to independence in 1981.


HERITAGE LANDMARKS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

By Desmond V. Nicholson
92 pp. Size 8x10 inches.


This publication is packed with minute details of forty-six of Antigua and Barbuda's heritage sites both natural and historical.

Ten different heritage categories are covered, including the People's, City, Domestic, Ecclesiastical, Maritime, Prehistoric, Sugar, Barbuda and several others.


NAUTICAL TERMS IN EVERYDAY USE

By Desmond V. Nicholson, 8 pp. 5 x8 inches.

SHIVER MY TIMBERS!

This POSH booklet is CHOCK-A-BLOCK full of nautical terms used in everyday speech and other SCUTTLEBUT. Being WELL SET UP, it's the REAL McCOY. It has come OUT OF THE BLUE after an interview on ABS Radio before Sailing Week. BY and LARGE people are saying they like the CUT OF ITS JIB, so I will EAT MY HAT if it does not make a CLEAN SWEEP!
Buy this booklet to learn the origin of these phrases. We hope you will be TAKEN ABACK - DOWN THE HATCH!


THE KING'S NEGROES: THE JOURNAL OF BOATSWAIN FOX, ANTIGUA NAVY YARD, 1820-1823.

By Desmond V. Nicholson
9 pp. Size 8 x10 inches.


This work is dedicated to the enslaved Africans that built the Dockyard.

With a foreword by Professor Buckley of the University of Connecticut, it is an amazing record of the day-to-day operation and interior economy of a naval station of the West Indies not long before emancipation. It demonstrates the valuable skills of the Africans as artisans, which were, indeed, the underpinnings of the colonial presence in the West Indies.


BETTY'S HOPE: AN ANTIGUAN SUGAR PLANTATION

By Birgit Carstensen
24 pp. Size 5 x 8 inches.
Illustrations on every page.

This interesting guide tells the story of Antigua's leading historical sugar plantation, 1650's - 1972. It includes settlement, the Codrington story, the sugar process and many other topics. It is a must for any visitor to this famous open-air museum.


THE STORY OF ENGLISH HARBOUR

By Desmond V. Nicholson
16 pp. Size 8 x11 inches.

The history of this famous harbour is outlined by presenting a series of short passages from original sources. Nothing better can describe conditions and way of life at the Antigua Navy Yard, 1725-1889. Sections include: Prehistory, The Yard's Heyday, the Role of the Enslaved Africans, Peace and Decline, Famous People, and ends with Restoration and Development. A must for all interested in Antigua's history.


THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

By Desmond V. Nicholson.
15 pp. Size 6 x 8 inches.


This summary of the islands' archaeology is based on theories of the early peopling of the West Indies as suggested in the Yale publication of Professor Rouse's book "The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus". Included is a summary of interesting research that took place in our island before 1994. A list of excavations (49) with a list of carbon dates (57) is included.


THE STORY OF THE ARAWAKS IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
By Desmond V. Nicholson
37 pp. 8 x11 inches.


This publication is attractively printed on light brown paper in two colours. The reading is easy for all ages, telling the story of the first inhabitants of our native land. Sections include where the Amerindians lived in Antigua and Barbuda, their language and beliefs, and other aspects of lifestyle. There are many pictures of their artifacts from Antigua.


ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: SHIPWRECKS and OTHER MARINE DISASTERS

By Desmond V. Nicholson
82 pp. Size 8x11 inches.

This book is the result of over 25 years of research on shipwrecks around the coasts of Antigua and Barbuda. Information for the research was obtained from various archives, record offices, maritime museums and later orally with elderly people, as well as with those of first-hand experience.

The time period extends from 1572 until 2000 and covers 365 marine disasters. It is interesting and sometimes horrific reading!


MUD AND BLOOD: ARTIFACTS FROM DREDGING ENGLISH HARBOUR AND THE NAVAL HOSPITAL
by Desmond V. Nicholson
24 pp. Size 7x8 inches.


This is a paper delivered at a Caribbean Archaeology Congress in Puerto Rico in 1993. It covers salvage operations to save artifacts from the dredged mud of English Harbour and from bulldozing during the clearing of a building site on English Harbour.


SCRATCH AND TELL: SAILOR'S GRAFITTI FROM ENGLISH HARBOUR
By Desmond Nicholson
26 pp. Size 5x8 inches.

Around about the Dockyard at English Harbour there is much graffiti made by personnel of the old naval yard. Warship names are mentioned as well as the home villages of the sailors. The research carried out in London's Public Record Office helps elucidate the duties of ships on the station.


ON THE TRAIL OF THE ARAWAKS
By Dr. Fred Olsen
408 pp. Size 6x9 inches.

This is the story of how a Mill Reefer found an Arawak Amerindian village site and how he went about researching the find. He later persuaded a Yale professor to help the Mill Reef Club members excavate it.


INDIAN CREEK
34 pp. Size 5x8 ins.

This hardback is also by Dr. Olsen and is the story of the well known Yale excavation made in 1973.

In the works:

"Place Names of Antigua and Barbuda" 40 pp. 8"x10"
A reprint of "Forts of Antigua and Barbuda" 41 pp. 8"x10"

PRICES (In Aid of the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda)
Title US$ EC$
Nautical Terms in Everyday Use 5 13
A Cat Sails the Atlantic 4 10
King's Negroes: Bosun Fox' Journal 5 13
Betty's Hope Sugar Plantation 7 18
Scratch and Tell: Sailor's Grafitti 7 18
Mud and Blood: English Harbour Artifacts 8 20
Archaeology of Antigua and Barbuda 8 20
The Story of English Harbour 10 27
Arawaks in Antigua and Barbuda 10 27
Historical Sketch of Antigua and Barbuda 13 35
Heritage Landmarks of Antigua and Barbuda 15 40
Shipwrecks of Antigua and Barbuda 17 45
Indian Creek -An Arawak Village 15 40
On the Trail of the Arawaks 20 53
Add postage and handling 10

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Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, Box 2103, St. John's, Antigua, West Indies
Email: museum@candw.ag
Tel: 268 462-1469

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