Adelaide Village

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On New Providence's southwestern coast sits placidly, between busy Adelaide Road and the ocean. , | Directions
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The small community on New Providence's southwestern coast sits placidly, like a remnant of another era, between busy Adelaide Road and the ocean. It was first settled during the early 1830s by Africans who had been captured and loaded aboard slave ships bound for the New World. They were rescued on the high seas by the British Royal Navy, and the first group of liberated slaves reached Nassau in 1832. Today, only a few dozen families live in Adelaide. They grow vegetables, raise chickens, and inhabit well-worn, pastel-painted wooden houses, sheltered by bougainvillea and other vegetation. The village has a primary school, some little grocery stores, and locally popular

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