August 11, 2009

A 1924 History of British Guiana

Posted in Economics, Education, Guyana, History, Politics tagged , , , at 1:40 am by randallbutisingh

A 1924 History of British Guiana

. The St. Stanislaus College was a Jesuit-run High School in British Guiana, which became a Government high School after Independence in 1966, when British Guiana became Guyana.

St Stanislaus has a very vibrant Alumni Association in Toronto. The group has managed to get a copy of a book (126 pages) on the history of British Guiana, written in 1924 for the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, and printed in London by Sanders Phillips & Co., Ltd., at the Baynard Press, Chryssell Road, London SW9.
It makes for very interesting reading and gives the history, geography, economic statistics and social information like population etc. One may note from the contents that the colony at the time was under-appreciated by the its colonial masters. Now with Independence the same under- appreciation continues as the current masters have done little to take full advantage of the abundant natural resources of the country.
Thanks to alumnus John Sparrock, we have digitized this book it and placed it on a web-site so as to be accessible for all those who are interested in the history of British Guiana, before Independence.
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To read it online or save it for future reading, go to :
 The whole document (126 pages) can be downloaded  from the Guyanese Online Blog as it is no longer on the St. Stanislaus website.  Go to:-
http://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/british-guiana-british-empire-exhibition-wembley-1924/
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There are also photographs in the book but, to conserve space, these were separated and placed in :
http://picasaweb.google.com/blog4saints/BritishGuiana1924History?feat=directlink#
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2 Comments »

  1. Moira Croy said,

    The above link for the history is broken although the picture link is still there. Have you any idea of how I can get hold of the PDF file for the history? Thank you.

    • randallbutisingh said,

      I will have to do some research to get a copy… if it is available.
      I also have this entry on the Guyanese Online Blog guyaneseonline.wordpress.com and that link is also broken.
      All the best to you
      Regards
      Cyril Bryan cybryan@gmail.com


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