Stu's Stories as at 2022

Casy Island Casy Island is situated in Prony Bay in the south of New Caledonia. Captain John Oliver was buried there after dying at sea some 30+ nautical miles off Noumea. It is currently uninhabited although was so in earlier times. Recent research by a local organisation has found that it was originally named (or known as) Oliver Island; probably because John was buried there alone before it was officially named. As can be seen, sections of the island have been left desolate by mining. I understand Nickel mining is the major source of revenue for New Caledonia. Above: Casy Island with Impi anchored just off the jetty that is the main access point to the island. Right: Margaret and I laying the plaque in memory of my gg- grandfather, Captain John Oliver. The cemetery is a small area situated approximately in the centre of the foreground peninsula of the island. 102 | P a g e

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