Peg Leg George of Sebacabra – by Dmitri Allicock


 By Dmitri Allicock

 A boat ride of time-travel which offers just a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors is not unlike a text or message from the past and, for a brief moment, their immortal spirit lives once more. A special opportunity revealed in the realization that our fragile existence might be made just a little more secure by our appreciation of them.

 The history of early life in Guyana is enacted by the natural highways and significance of its waterways, the other regions in which the populated coastal plain settled and explored were those lands of the forest interior which lie along the rivers whose banks strung sparse villages of settlement. Along these rivers, including that of the Demerara, have carried the native people, adventurers, traders, and planters who carved their estates out of jungle and created history.

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  • Dmitri Allicock  On 06/08/2013 at 12:14 pm

    By Dmitri Allicock
    The reign of business alongside the peaceful Demerara River was once held firmly for almost a century by one of the most successful families that ventured where so many others failed. The Paterson’s family accepted the enormous challenges of 1800′s frontier life and became legendary in the early history and foundations of British Guiana.
    “These rivers know that strong and quiet man
    Drove back a jungle, gave Guiana root
    Against the shock of circumstances, and then
    History move down river, leaving free
    The forest to creep back, foot by quiet foot
    And overhang black water to the sea.”
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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 06/08/2013 at 4:45 pm

    Another intriguing piece of your family history that’s part of Guyana’s history. Loved the “water-mamma” scare.

    Beautiful photo.

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