The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166031 Message #4114264
Posted By: Steve Gardham
24-Jul-21 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Making folk club recordings available
Subject: RE: Making folk club recordings available
'Isle of France' being used by sailors during Victoria's rein is eminently plausible. It was known as Mauritius before the French captured it and then when the British recaptured it reverted to Mauritius. But old habits die hard amongst old salts. They practically had their own language and their own names for everything. It's also quite plausible that a returning convict from Oz should be shipwrecked and wash up on Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Apart from which there is every chance the item is just a piece of fiction.