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Harbour Island, Yesterday And Today (Harvey Oppmann)
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Posted by:Dec 31st 2009, 12:21:44 am
Ameliethe real world: White People edition
Posted by:Dec 29th 2009, 08:38:28 am
chapelTonight's reception celebrating the book's launch is being held at Princess Street Gallery, and will feature selected photographs from the esteemed Donna Whitfield DeCosta collection.

Posted by:Dec 26th 2009, 03:35:39 pm
JohnAnxious to get to the Island and obtain a copy. Is is not wonderful that the book is not done for self but for the benefit of the Day Nursery. Thanks
Posted by:Dec 21st 2009, 08:25:31 pm
Ameliehow Bad can it be, only one man's opinion. He did not clame to have the eyes of a local no? Not to take it so seriously as that ..
Posted by:Dec 19th 2009, 10:08:32 pm
BeverlyNot sure what any of that means but I received my book yesterday and think it is wonderfully done. So many interesting stories of the island and the CD of the Percentie brothers is great. Any idea where to get on the island to avoid shipping etc?
Posted by:Dec 15th 2009, 12:02:35 pm
Richard PPretty pictures but what kind of mistakes, how HARD would it have been to talk to local who actualy know the history of the island?

Pink Sands wouldnt have been there without Coral Sand, there would have been no reasson for Pip without funny Pine in the first place. meh. do you only know drug people on briland?
Posted by:Dec 14th 2009, 11:23:17 pm
MaddieMy copy arrived today and it is a gem! Thank you Harvey!
Posted by:Dec 10th 2009, 11:24:08 am
Fig Tree News Team

Harbour Island, Yesterday and Today is a nostalgic full-color book from winter resident Harvey Oppmann of Blue Ruin that tells the story of a beloved small Out Island in the Bahamas.

This delightful book gives you the history of the island from before it was first discovered by Europeans and later terrorized by Pirates. Oppmann successfully guides his reader from an early history of the Bahamas to a present day walking tour of the island.

The book also contains:
A CD of Bahamian island classics from the Percentie Brothers, the definitive calypso band from Harbour Island.

24-pages of professional color photographs, many of which are over forty years old and never been published before.

A 45 minute long DVD that contains scenes from the Hollywood movie "Bahama Passage," filmed on the island in 1939, rare home movies from the 1940s and 50s, and a 1940s Pan American promotional video about the Bahamas.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit The Harbour Island Day Nursery. The Nursery was established more than fifty years ago as a place for parents to entrust their children while they worked on the island or the surrounding islands. Over the years it has grown to encompass a nursery for infants, a toddler area and a junior and senior kindergarten.

There is an average enrollment of over one hundred island children each day. The young children, ranging in age from 3 months to 6 years are also provided with two nutritious meals daily, plus vitamin supplements and healthy snacks. The H.I.D.N is self sufficient through contributions and receives no government funding.

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