British Guiana

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British Guiana

See Guyana.
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British Guiana

(Placename) the former name (until 1966) of Guyana
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(gaɪˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə)

an independent republic on the NE coast of South America: a former British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 705,156; 82,978 sq. mi. (214,913 sq. km). Cap.: Georgetown. Formerly, British Guiana.
Guy`a•nese′ (-əˈniz, -ˈnis) n., adj.
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Noun1.British Guiana - a republic in northeastern South AmericaBritish Guiana - a republic in northeastern South America; formerly part of the British Empire, but it achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
British Empire - a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand; "the sun never sets on the British Empire"
Guiana - a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
Stabroek, Georgetown - port city and the capital and largest city of Guyana; "the city was called Stabroek by the Dutch but was renamed Georgetown by the British in 1812"
Demerara - a former Dutch colony in South America; now a part of Guyana
Demerara - a river in northern Guyana that flows northward into the Atlantic
Guyanese - a native or inhabitant of Guyana
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Except for brief periods of instability in British Guiana and Jamaica, in 1924, the region settled into a decade-and-a-half of relative calm.
Among his topics are the Angle Gabriel in the tropics: British Guiana in 1856, trouble on the Queen's highways: Belfast in 1872, the ruling race stumbles: Bombay in 1874, how cultural assumptions guided the policing of communal riots, and how communal riots weakened the British Empire.
(4) Debates about rights versus privileges in India in the 1860s and 1870s were well reported and would likely have influenced official thinking in British Guiana. In India, 'the colonial state argued that forest use had been based on the agreement of the raja and therefore was a privilege rather than a right, and since the colonial government was the successor to the rajas, it now had the prerogative to extinguish these privileges where it saw fit' (Ribbentrop 1900, 97, in Springate-Baginski and Blaikie 2007, 32).
The original programmes were thought to have been filmed in black and white, yet a treasure trove of 16mm colour film has now been unearthed, featuring highlights from expeditions to West Africa and what was then British Guiana. There's also footage from a trip to Indonesia to hunt for the rare komodo dragon.
But the world's most valuable is The British Guiana 1 Cent Magenta sold for PS6.4m in New York.
Mother's House Dot Dot Com, 1966-99, exemplifies this transitory stage in Bowling's practice: From the neck down, it's a hot haze of atmospheric pinks and saffron yellows; silk-screened above in gray-on-orange ground is the faint, dreamlike "mother's house," an image of the general store Bowling's mum owned during his childhood in what was then British Guiana. The motif recurs in Mel Edwards Decides, 1968, from Bowling's "Map Paintings" series, 1967-71--an enormous, enigmatic work rendered in spectral stains of goldenrod yellow, and a highlight of this survey.
Writing on population trends in British Guiana, Irene Taeuber observes: "the failure of extended economic development is related to the difficulty of topography, the deficiencies of soil and the general overabundance of water ...
Published studies on leadership roles among East Indian (hereafter Indian) women during indenture in British Guiana (now Guyana) in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are rare.
Indian experience in British Guiana, the role of memory, food and film, or a pre-Orientalism writing class with Mr.
He was well-traveled, being born in Georgetown, Guyana (British Guiana), the son of a Barbadian mother and a Guyanese father, moving early in life to live in Barbados, and then Panama, New York, and eventually England.

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