1834 – 1852 Colonization

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With boggy land and a climate that could be harsh, the Falkland Islands were not the simplest of Britain’s territories to colonize. People did come and the population grew, but slowly. The British Government saw the strategic value of the Islands, but there were few ways in which colonists could make money. Once again, this mostly came down to the



wild cattle and it was the commercialization of this product that saw the founding of the Falkland Islands Company which would dominate the archipelago’s economy for more than a century.

Not an easy beginning, but a beginning none the less.


Relevant Resources:

Foreign Secretary Palmerston to Minister Moreno – January 8, 1834 (Transcription)

Vernet to C.I.C. South Atlantic Station – December 22 1834

Davison v. Seal-skins. [2 Paine, 324.] Circuit Court, D. Connecticut 1835

The Falkland Islands etc., etc., Compiled from Ten Years Investigation of the Subject  by George T. Whitington 1840

Minister Moreno to Earl Aberdeen December 18, 1841 (Translation and Transcription)

Colonisation of the Falkland Islands – The Globe Friday 08 June 1849

Convention between Great Britain and the Argentine Confederation for the Settlement of existing Differences and the re-establishment of Friendship November 24 1849

Rosas, the Malvinas and our Territorial Dismemberments  by A. O. Rozas (Revista del Instituto Rosas no.13) 1948 (Translation)

The Case of Antonio Rivero and Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands by Richard Ware 1984

Reflexions on ‘The Case of Antonio Rivero and Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands’  by John Muffty 1986

Reply to Reflexions on the Case of Antonio Rivero and Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands  by Richard Ware 1987