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Bahamas Historical Society publishes, “The History of The Bahamas in Pictures”
Nov 27, 2012 - 1:50:26 PM

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The Bahamas Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of the new book: “The History of The Bahamas in Pictures”.

Book Launch/ Book Sale: THURSDAY 29TH November At 6pm

Jim Lawlor will present the book “The History of The Bahamas in Pictures”

The Right Hon. Prime Minister Perry Christie MP will give remarks.

Followed by sale of the book and other Bahamian books.

Refreshments and Strings'n'tings will play Christmas carols and light classical favourites                                              

BOOK Price $20 available at the museum on corner of Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue (open 10 am – 4pm daily inc Saturday and Sunday.)

High Speed Airmail to USA is $16.50 for first lb (1 book) and $3 per extra lb (book).

High Speed Airmail to UK is $19.50 for first lb (1 book) and $3 per extra lb (book).

A depiction of Bahamian history was painted on several screens by the English-born artist Diana B. L. Pullinger over fifty years ago. Originally owned by the memorable Nassau Shop on Bay Street, it was later donated to the Bahamas Historical Society.  Diana Pullinger befriended members of the Erickson family who had a home in Nassau and owned a salt-operation in Inagua, the West Indian Chemicals Ltd.  Through her friendship with the Ericksons, she visited Nassau and other West Indian, Central and South American countries where she continued painting.  Her marriage to Clive Cavil was fortuitous, as he was appointed Director of Public Works by The Bahamas government.

While living in Nassau she continued painting including large murals for various organizations.  Jim Lawlor, President of the Bahamas Historical Society, intrigued by the screens outlining Bahamian history, examined them closely and had the idea to produce a booklet describing the historical scenes as depicted by Diana Pullinger in 1957.  Jim offered to draft the text which begins with the Lucayans and ends with the General Election of 2012.

I should like to thank and congratulate Jim Lawlor for his initiative in writing the text.  This publication gives a concise account of the major periods in Bahamian history.  The Bahamas Historical Society is grateful to the late Diana Pullinger for her artistic depiction of our history.  My hope is that the booklet will be read by Bahamians and visitors alike, and that it will whet their appetite to conduct further research into our fascinating history.  This publication is another great achievement for the Bahamas Historical Society made possible through the generosity of the Lyford Cay Foundation.

D. Gail Saunders


The College of The Bahamas

The Bahamas Historical Society (BHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in Bahamian History and to the collection and preservation of material relating thereto. Its Headquarters, the former IODE Hall, was a gift from the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE). BHS is on Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue in Nassau. www.bahamashistoricalsociety. com

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