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South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
"History of Reindeer"
Issue date: 14th October 2014

In 1911 Lauritz Larsen, the manager of the Ocean Harbour whaling station, and his brother CA Larsen, introduced ten Reindeer to the Barff Peninsula as a reminder of home and for recreational hunting. In a letter to the then Magistrate (Edward Binnie), CA Larsen wrote “I feel sure they will thrive and become prolific in time, if they are left alone, which would most assuredly be an asset to South Georgia”. Further introductions were made to the Busen Area in 1911 and 1925 and, as Larsen suggested, the Reindeer thrived.

South Georgia and South Sandwhich Islands 2014 Reindeer stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 2014
65p stamp
Reindeer were first introduced in 1911.

South Georgia and South Sandwhich Islands 2014 Reindeer stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 2014 B
75p stamp
Reindeer with a King Penguin in St Andrews Bay.
Photo: Jennifer Lee

South Georgia and South Sandwhich Islands 2014 Reindeer stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 2014 C
£1 stamp
Reindeer grazing
Photo: Samantha Crimmin

South Georgia and South Sandwhich Islands 2014 Reindeer stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 2014 D
£1.20 stamp
A shooter searching for reindeer
Photo: Carl Erik Kilander

According the photographer, the picture shows the inner part of Carlita Bay on the southern side of the Busen area (app. 10 kilometers to the south of the old whaling station Husvik)

Carlita Bay is a small bay in the west side of Cumberland West Bay.
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