Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Idea World: Tristan Da Cunha

2,567 Miles from Buenos Aires
2,090 from Cape Town
In 1877 William Glass established a settlement based on equality. All Tristan families are farmers, owning their own stock and/or fishing. All land is communally owned. All households have plots of land at The Patches on which they grow potatoes. Livestock numbers are strictly controlled to conserve pasture and to prevent better-off families from accumulating wealth. Unless the community votes for a change in its law, no outsiders are allowed to buy land or settle on Tristan; theoretically the whole island would have to be put up for sale. her

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