dutch settlers - Dutch Settlers & The Dodo
The first recorded mention of the dodo was by Dutch sailors in 1598. In the following years, the bird was hunted by sailors and invasive species, while its habitat was being destroyed. The last widely accepted sighting of a dodo was in 1662. The Dutch had landed at Grand Port in the southeast, driven by a storm. They remained here until 1710 and left discouraged by the successive storms, the infestations of pests and epidemics. A memorial was erected where they landed, next to Ferney. At Vieux Grand Port, the Frederik Hendrik Museum and the ruins relate the Dutch stay on the island. The island was named Mauritius – Ile Maurice after the Prince Maurice de Nassau. They are remembered for the introduction of sugar-cane, domestic animals and deer.

The  Story continues:

What a journey this has been. 10 years feels like a long time. The business grew rapidly in the first 4 years and following that was a very dry run for another 4 years. We are now rebuilding the business so it can keep bringing you those wonderful memories from back home. Stay tuned…

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