Learn about Saba’s Heritage

Films & Photos

1937 – It’s true

An interesting 15 minutes documentary on the perception of life on Saba and it’s attractive women in 1937

Filmed by Charles Herbert Al Runkle and narrated by Tom Bailey.


1955 – Royal visit to Saba

In 1955 HM Queen Juliana and her husband HRH Prince Bernhard visited the islands of the Dutch Caribbean.

1955 royal vist

In the archives of the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid we found this gem. 3 minutes of full colour film on their visit to Saba.

Many thanks to the archive for providing us with the material. This way we can keep Saba’s heritage alive.

*Subtitles available by pressing the ‘cc’ button in the video controls smile emoticon — with Juliana of the Netherlands and ZKH Prins Bernhard in Saba.

1958 – Government schooner “Blue Peter” visits Saba

In 1958 Dutch filmmaker John Fernhout made a documentary of the Windward islands, while travelling on the government schooner the “Blue Peter”.

Please enjoy this fragment of the visit to Saba.

1958 Blue Peter visits Saba

Thanks to the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid we now have a high quality version of this.

And if you want any more information on the Blue Peter. Saba’s Will Johnson wrote a nice piece about the schooner on Of Saban Descent (Saba, Netherlands Antilles). Search for the terms “blue peter”.

1980’s – Lest Saba loose her crown

A 20 min. film from the early 80’s about the Island of Saba in the Dutch Caribbean,
A film by Peter Creutzberg for STINAPA.


Of Saban Descent

Of Saban Descent  presents a Facebook page sharing historical and genealogical information related to descendants from the island of Saba, Netherlands Antilles. Some of the original founding names were Beaks, Dinzey, Hassell, Heyliger, Johnson, Leverock, Simmons, Horton, and Vanterpool.

CONTACT: raymond.s.simmons@gmail.com

Sabarc Facebook

 Visit the Saba Archeology Center on facebook

“Het spoor terug”

Radio program by Dutch broadcaster describing the background of “The Road”.
(Transmission in Dutch)

The program contains interviews with Saban, e.g. Will Johnson.


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