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Notes on the Geography of Mauritius: Mauritius 1: Port Louis: Photo 23

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It's a safe bet that few Europeans ever saw those quarters. For them, Port Louis was a more genteel place with attractions such as this municipal theater. The first British governor of Mauritius, Robert Farquhar, laid its foundation stone, and the theater opened in 1822. Farquhar had previously been the lieutenant-governor of Penang. The Indian Ocean had become a British lake.

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