George Boustronios records:

Furthermore, on 2 October Peter d’ Avila was knighted in Famagusta. A great disturbance took place and many were killed. And had Peter d’ Avila not secured the Porta Maris in time, a great calamity...

Edith Belcher describes one of the usual days during that period in Cyprus, when matters were heating up:

Made appointment for hairdresser and invited the new Mrs Levitt here at four with her little girl. I drove...

According to a Communique, the National Organisation held a lengthy meeting:

After a short introduction by his Beatitude, as President, regarding the matter to be discussed, the members of the Legislative Council explained...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease

While we were at the convent of St. Heracleides, the Exarch was making his demands for the proceeds of the soil from those cultivating it. One man came...

John Locke, on his way back from Jerusalem, spent fifteen days in Cyprus. He wrote in his diary:

The sixth day we rid to Nicosia which is from Arnacho seven Cyprus miles, which are one and twentie Italian miles.

Lt Colonel Donisthorpe Donne, District Commissioner of Limassol, speaks of the new pier of the town: 

Today, the new pier was opened by the High Commissioner with great festivities; a guard of honour and the Regiment and most of the officers... 

From the diaries of Edith Belcher:

Perfectly marvellous day - best almost since we‘ve been here. Cassels laid on picnic at Buffavento. They came by here at eleven o’clock and we arrived at place where you leave car about twelve. Short trip...

British traveller William Turner Esq. visited Stavrovouni:

Mehmet and I set off at daylight and rode with a guide through the delicious country at the foot of S. Croce, of which the wild beauty that appears in precipitated crags of grey rock...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease commented on the monks of Kykko:

The patriarch has commended the head of the convent of Cico to require all monks in future to have some learning. How much attention...

After almost ten years, Rupert Gunnis was preparing to make Cyprus his second home: 

Bought 61/2 donoums near my house for £220. Megaw to lunch. Meeting for committee of Cypriot ex-servicemen in my house. Next day bought further...

Rupert Gunnis to his mother:

No wonder you wondered why I changed my plans but when warned by three responsible people to get out of Italy I should have been a fool not to follow their advice. I have since heard that the captain...

Sir Garnet Wolseley was busy trying to organise his administration:

Held our first Executive Council in the Konak at 11.am Little Cookson was very wretched to look at, as he is not well he presented a very wretched to look at, as he is not well...