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6. Turn right on Duckworth Street to #357, offices of the now defunct newspaper The Daily News.

Above: Former offices
of the Daily News.

Photo by Duleepa Wijayawardhana, 1998.
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Cassie Eileen Brown (1919-1986)


Cassie Brown was born in Rose Blanche, but moved to St. John's with her family in the 1930s. She began writing as a teenager and later worked as a freelance writer of scripts and educational broadcasts for CBC.

Cassie Brown.
Journalist, author, publisher and editor.
Courtesy of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives (Collection 115), Memorial University of Newfoundland Library, St. John's, Newfoundland.

From 1959 to 1966, she was a reporter for The Daily News. During this time she also published and edited the magazine Newfoundland Women (1961- 1964). Cassie retired from the Daily News to work on her book Death on the Ice (1972), a gripping account of the 1914 sealing disaster and a work that established her as an author. Her other works include: A Winter's Tale (1976) and Standing into Danger (1979).


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