t Helena Island is steeped in history – from the time the Island was discovered in 1502 by João da Nova, to the Island becoming the place of exile to key prisoners, including Chief Dinizulu, Boer Prisoners, Zulu Poll Tax Prisoners, Bahraini Prisoners and Napoleon Bonaparte. The recent discovery of human remains in Rupert’s Valley also suggests the Island played an important role during the Transatlantic Slave Trade.