ANTIGUA HERITAGE PUBLICATIONS

MUSEUMS OF ANTIGUA

Antigua Nice Ltd would like to thank the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and The Dockyard Museum for their continuing help in developing this area of our guide.
 
 
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

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 & 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.
 
Price: US$8 or $EC20

  
THE STORY OF THE ARAWAKS IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
 
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.
 
Price: US$10 or EC$27
 

MUD & BLOOD:
ARTIFACTS FROM DREDGING ENGLISH HARBOUR AND THE NAVAL HOSPITAL
 
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 EnglishHarbour and from bulldozing during the clearing of a building site on EnglishHarbour.
 
Price: US$8 or EC$20
Please add US$10 or EC$27 for postage and packing for 1-2 books.


THE KING’S NEGROES:
THE JOURNAL OF BOATSWAIN FOX, ANTIGUA NAVY YARD, 1820-1823.
 
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.
 
Price: US$5 or $EC13
Please add US$10 or EC$27 for postage and packing for 1-2 books.
   
 
THE STORY OF ENGLISHHARBOUR
 
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.
 
Price: US$10 or EC$27
 
     
SCRATCH & TELL: SAILOR’S GRAFFITI FROM ENGLISHHARBOUR
 
Around about the Dockyard at EnglishHarbour there is much graffiti made by personell 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.
 
Price: US$7 or US$18
Please add US$10 or EC$27 for postage and packing for 1-2 books. 

 
AFRICANS TO ANTIGUANS: THE SLAVERY EXPERIENCE 
 
This collection of quotes from many sources has been organised into various sections. Part I includes: Slave Trade, Population, Living & Industry, Religion & Education, Food, Heath, Sex & Marriage, Rebellion, Laws, Crime & Punishment, Shipwrecks, the Navy and the Army. 

Part II. is about Emancipation. The interplay of the planters' and those of the Anti-Slavery Society are most revealing. The island of Barbuda is included in all these topics. A vitally important book for young and old alike.

 
ANTIGUA REEFS, ROCKS & HIGHROADS TO HISTORY
 
This publication gives a first view of the geological and human history of Antigua & 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.
 
Price: US$15 or EC$40
  

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: A HISTORICAL SKETCH
 

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.
 
Price: US$13 or EC$35

     
HERITAGE LANDMARKS OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
 
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.
 
Price: US$15 or EC$40

  
BETTY’S HOPE: AN ANTIGUAN SUGAR PLANTATION
  
This interesting guide tells the story of Antigua’s leading historic 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.
 
Price: US$7 or EC$18
 
Please add US$10 or EC$27 for postage and packing for 1-2 books.
 

NAUTICAL TERMS IN EVERYDAY USE 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 & 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!
 
Price: US$5 or EC$13
  

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: SHIPWRECKS & OTHER MARINE DISASTERS
 
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, and 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!
 
Price: US$17 or EC$45
 
Please add US$10 or EC$27 for postage and packing for 1-2 books.
 
 
NELSON'S DOCKYARD

English Harbour has been the haunt of many famous naval officers including Rodney, Nelson, Collingwood, Prince William Henry, Hood, and Cochrane. Today the Dockyard at English Harbour is named after the victor of the battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Lord Nelson. Nelson was based at English Harbour from 1784 to 1787. He was Senior Captain at 27 years of age and became temporary Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands for a short time.

At the yard, there were skilled resident tradesman and artificers, many of them black. They were employed for the repair of ships. The Bosun was in charge of labourers who were Africans, and who were bought by the Navy and were known as the King's Negroes. Their responsibilities included the building and maintenance of facilities and wharves, the warping of ships into the harbour and the preparation work prior to careening.
            
Today you can visit Nelson's Dockyard where many of the restored buildings house modern facilities that still reflect the naval heritage of English Harbour. Private yachts now replace Naval vessels in the harbour, But English Harbour remains a favorite port for those making the long Atlantic crossing.         
 
English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard also has a number of tourist facilities, including banks, restaurants, t-shirt market and tour and travel agencies.
 
Please send the total payment to:
Museum of Antigua & Barbuda, Box 2103, St. John's, Antigua, West Indies.
 
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