Matching Articles"Representative Government" (Total 10)

  • The Public Ledger was co-founded by Henry Winton in 1820.
    The process through which Newfoundland acquired a local legislature in 1832 has long been misunderstood.
  • William Carson (1770-1843) immigrated to Newfoundland from Scotland in 1808 and became one of Newfoundland's leading reformers.
    The platforms of William Carson and Patrick Morris, two of the most important leaders of the reform movement in Newfoundland
  • Governor Thomas Cochrane commissioned the building of Government House during his 1825-1834 term. The structure has served as home to every Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1828.
    Civil governors represented the authority of the crown in Newfoundland and Labrador and upheld the colony's Constitution.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador experienced tremendous social and economic changes during the late-18th and early-19th centuries.
  • St. John's was one of nine electoral districts on the island of Newfoundland during the period of Representative Government.
    Citizens on the island of Newfoundland won the right to vote and run for political office in 1832, when Britain granted the colony representative government.
  • The judgment of the Surrogate Court at Harbour Grace in May 1819 in Lundrigan's Case. As Lundrigan did not appear, judgment was by default. Hollohan was Lundrigan's fishing partner. Execution against the property was unsuccessful in 1819. The following year Lundrigan was again summoned to appear. He refused and was subsequently charged with contempt. After a summary hearing, he was sentenced to 36 lashes on the bare back by the presiding surrogates, Reverend John Leigh and Captain David Buchan.
    The events surrounding the Lundrigan-Butler affair, perhaps the most celeberated legal case in Newfoundland and Labrador history, where two fisherman were publically whipped for outstanding debts to a local merchant.
  • Newfoundland's first newspaper.
    The period between 1815 and 1832 represents a watershed in the history of government and politics in Newfoundland.
  • William Carson was an important figure in Newfoundland's reform movement during the early-19th century.
    The reform movement gained momentum during the early-19th century, a time of tremendous social, economic, and political change in the colony.
  • Religion played an influential role in Newfoundland politics during the period of representative government.
    Religion played an influential role in Newfoundland politics during the period of representative government.
  • Carson, a 19th century Newfoundland reformer and politician, campaigned for representative government.
    This article is about the Representative Government system in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1832-1855.

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