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The Gold Coast was a former colony of Great Britain located on the Gulf of Guinea on the west coast of Africa. On gaining its independence in 1957 the nation renamed itself, ‘Ghana’. In 1471, the Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in the area. Subsequently English, Dutch, Danish, Prussian and Swedish traders were [...]

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Week 25 – The demon drink

Scene: sailors skylarking

On land It is one week into the grand experiment of colonisation and things are not going well at Nepean Bay. Samuel Stephens and Captains Morgan and Ross have their hands full, with both the company men and the crews of both ships ‘very troublesome, impertinent, idle and dissatisfied’ in Stephens’ words. The unloading is [...]

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