The Bishop Of Falkland Islands' Hut

This is a fascinating woodcut showing the first mission station on Keppel Island which had been constructed in 1855. It was generally more of a base to go to and from Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego - although it certainly served the local population too. In 1869, the Falkland Islands became the bishopric for nearly all of the operations of the Anglican Church in South America. The first Bishop was Waite Hockin Stirling. He had a schooner the Allen Gardiner at his disposal in order to connect the various mission stations. The administrative centre of the Anglican Church moved to Stanley, but this mission station continued to operate on Keppel Island for many years.

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