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Pushthrough, ca. 1900

Pushthrough, ca. 1900
Pushthrough is a small fishing community on Newfoundland's south coast. It served as a busy trading port during the 1800s, but experienced rapid population decline under the Smallwood government's resettlement programs. Between 1954 and 1975, about 24,000 people abandoned more than 315 rural villages under the controversial resettlement and centralization programs.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 21.07.001), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.

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