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Johann Reinhold and Johann Georg Forster[edit]

The article does not appear to contain any information on the voyage of the HMS Resolution, during which Johann Reinhold Forster and his son, Johann Georg Forster, stopped off in St. Helena and conducted ecological research that came to shape their influential opinions on the effects of human presence on the local environment. Their research was published in the 1778 text Observations Made on a Voyage Around the World. This information seems pertinent to an article on St. Helena. [1]Aleary1 (talk) 03:28, 11 February 2014 (UTC)Aidan Leary

  • My view would be that if you added everything that happened in a place to that place's article then you would end up with a very large article - E.g. "The Earth" article would be pretty damn long! Pingu7931 (talk) 01:15, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Peer Review Feedback[edit]

I think this article has a great lead in section; it gives readers a perfect snap shot of St. Helena and why it is important. However I found the article as a whole to be rather daunting because it is especially lengthy. It seems that the article is split into many, short sub sections, which I think effects the flow of the article, making it choppy pieces of information here and there. I think it would be most important and helpful to focus on the History section. It is currently split up into 6 sections based on date and each section is pretty hefty. The sections are very thorough, which I applaud however I think it is too much information. If someone was reading this to simply learn more about the subject I don’t think they would even read all of those details because there are so many! Therefore I think it would be smart to cut it down. If a reader was looking to learn even more they would do further research, potentially using the reliable sources already used in this article. I think in making this change it would make this article more effective. Alilafferty (talk) 00:18, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Separate article on George Gabriel Powell[edit]

I have just had an article on George Gabriel Powell published, which concentrates primarily on his life in South Carolina, after his disgrace on St Helena. I'm not suggesting that there be any refrence to him made in your article (which, by the way, is excellent), but in case the article is expanded, or if you or your colleagues are thinking of setting up a list of St Helena Governors, or similar, you may wish to include a link to the G.G. Powell article.

CheersMPCR (talk) 22:56, 8 May 2015 (UTC)


Thanks - I've used the information to update http://sainthelenaisland.info/briefhistory.htm (the update should go live next Saturday, 16th May) John Turner, Burgh House (talk) 10:00, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

• Hello again John. The info you copied on George Gabriel Powell for your fantastic St Helena site looks great. The only suggestion I have relates to the South Carolina St Helena - see the comments I posted on the GG Powell talk page in which it is clear that the name was given to the island by the Spanish well before Powell arrived in South Carolina. I'll also make a small edit to the sentence in the St Helena article re Cook's visit to Australia, as he wasn't responsible for the European discovery (Hartog has that honour in 1616). Cook was hjust the first European to chart the East coast. Cheers MPCR (talk) 23:55, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Article uploaded on Gabriel Powell - 1684 St Helena rebel[edit]

Hello again - Just a quick note to let you know that I've uploaded another Powell article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Powell_(rebel). This time it is on the first Powell to settle on St Helena, i.e. the soldier who came with Munden in 1673 and turned planter before joining rebellion of 1684 and then escaping to Europe in 1689. He was the grandfather of George G Powell. Cheers MPCR (talk) 23:24, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

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Africa or Americas?[edit]

Do we have a cited reason for categorising St Helena in Islands of Africa? Although it is slightly closer to Africa, and has transport and cultural links with African countries, the Commonwealth Games 2014 website [1] lists Saint Helena's Commonwealth Games Association under Americas. – Fayenatic London 19:47, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ Green Imperialism by Richard Grove