July 4, 2017

Robinsons on their own (Part 1)

Among Robinson there are a lot of weirdos, for one reason or another voluntarily left a civilized society, and settled on uninhabited islands or other uninhabited areas. However, to hide from the people with the modern world – almost hopeless undertaking, and eventually the wraps off Robinson.


For example, in July 1957, one of the uninhabited islands of Polynesia, which is located in the Pacific Ocean, British sailors were found traces indicating stay here Scot Adam McCulloch, who lived sometime alone in a tumbledown shack, which kept a lot of things economic purpose. From the diary, left after it became known that the McCulloch settled on this island about 150 years ago – in 1850. From the diary was learned many interesting details about the life of a hermit on a deserted island. Sorry, but about the future of Adam McCulloch unknown.

But the biography of another Robinson was described writer Somerset Maugham in his story “The German Harry.” In fact, the real name of Robinson – Henry Elvorti. He was born in Denmark in 1849 and with 16 years just delirious sea.

Elvorti joined the team sailing yacht “Zhibro”, which in 1884 ran on coral reefs in the waters of the Torres Strait between Australia and New Guinea. The salvation he found on an uninhabited island called Teredi where unexpectedly met with his old friend Louis Greek. Friends decided to stay in this tropical paradise.

They caught pearls, and lived off fishing and hunting. By the ninth year of their voluntary seclusion shelf Robinson arrived – they settled adventurer Joseph de Paoli. However, soon enough he stole the entire stock of collected pearls and escape from the island on the ship colonists. In 1900, Louis left the island and the Greek, despair persuade to do the same and Elvorti.

Left alone on the island, Elvorti lived there until old age and died about 1928 output, single voluntary life on the island continued the same time as the life of a literary Robinson – 28 years.

In 1960, flying over uninhabited atoll Suvorov, which is part of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, the helicopter team of one of the US warships suddenly saw a man. It appeared to be a New Zealander Tom Neal, disappointed in life and settled on the island in 1957

Neil was very cautious Robinson. In order to maximally facilitate their voluntary seclusion, he took with him an impressive stock of fuel, matches, a few blankets, soap and other useful stuff. In addition, Tom has created a large vegetable garden, where they were planted imported seeds, created subsistence farming, spreading chickens, pigeons and even pigs. His diet, he diversified fish and eggs of sea turtles, as well as nuts coconut palms that grow in abundance on the island. Neal took with him only one true friend – a dog to death who shared with him freely arrived on a tiny patch of land in the length of 700 and width of 250 m.

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