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Mauritiuslocked

  • Charles Pitt

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Island in the Indian Ocean. A prosperous sugar-producing colony under French rule since 1715, it became a British colony in 1814 and achieved independence in 1968. In 1790 Joseph Laglaine brought his lyric troupe – 45 orchestral players and singers – from France to Port Louis, the capital. Early performances were in makeshift premises but in ...

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