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  • Excerpts from the 1998 Heritage Fair project of Margaret Hawco (then a grade 5 student) dealing with child labour in the Bell Island Mines. Includes a brief overview and an interview with Mr. Charles Bown.
  • Roads were scarce and boats were the dominant mode of transportation.
    With the construction of the railway, workers began to leave their coastal homes to find employment at new mines and mills in the island's interior.
  • Born in St. John's but raised in Scotland, explorer William Cormack trekked across Newfoundland in 1822. His writings provide important insight into the daily lives of local residents.
    Much of our knowledge of daily life in outport Newfoundland in the late 18th and early 19th century comes from the pens of visitors. They were typically missionaries, explorers, naturalists, and geologists whose work brought them to outlying communities not often visited by outsiders or even the local government.
  • The English geologist Joseph Jukes spent 16 months exploring the island of Newfoundland. His subsequent book, Excursions in and about Newfoundland during the Years 1839 and 1840, provides valuable insight into the daily life of local residents.
    Considerable uncertainty surrounds our understanding of daily life in Newfoundland during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
  • Fraser was minister of the first Presbyterian congregation in Newfoundland.
    A brief history on the Presbyterian Church and relations with Newfoundland.
  • Few health-care services existed in Newfoundland and Labrador at the start of the 19th century.
    Few health-care services existed in Newfoundland and Labrador at the start of the 19th century.
  • An account of the failed 1887 expedition of Randle Wilson Holme (1864-1957) to reach Churchill Falls in the interior of Labrador.
  • By end of the century, the country had a population of approximately 220,000 people.
    Newfoundland and Labrador experienced immigration during the first half of the 19th century and emigration during the latter decades of the century.
  • Heart's Content, NL served as a terminus for the world's first submarine transatlantic telegraph cable.
    The 19th century introduced new and increasingly efficient forms of transportation and communication to Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Built in the Second Empire or Southcott style, 28 Cochrane Street is a good example of a typical late 19th century house in downtown St. John's.
    About 28 Cochrane Street, a Registered Heritage Structure rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1892.
  • 3 Park Place is significant because it is a great example of the modified Second Empire style.
    About the Registered Heritage Structure on 3 Park Place, located in St. John's, NL and most likely constructed in 1881.
  • The building is an excellent example of Second Empire style architecture.
    About 377 Duckworth Street, a Registered Heritage Structure located in St. John's, NL and originally built between 1876-1880.
  • 562-564 Water Street is typical of the merchant and commercial buildings located in St. John's before the Great Fire.
    About 562-564 Water Street, a Registered Heritage Structure located in St. John's and built around 1850.
  • 62 Water Street is an excellent example of early 20th century bungalow style construction.
    About the property on 62 Water Street in Carbonear, a Registered Heritage Structure built in 1919 by Bob Hedges and Jack Saunders.
  • 67 Central Street is an excellent example of the Arts and Crafts style of architecture used in Corner Brook during the 1920s.
    About the property on 67 Central Street in Corner Brook, a Registered Heritage Structure designed and built for the Newfoundland Power and Paper Company.
  • View of Bishop's Harbour, Salvage.
    Recent archeological evidence indicates that the inner reaches of Bonavista Bay were occupied by Aboriginal cultures dating back some 5000 years.
  • Abram Richards Property is a well-preserved, turn of the century wooden dwelling typical of a fast disappearing style once common in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    About the Abram Richards Property, a Registered Heritage Structure built in 1912 by Abram Richards for his family.
  • About the origins of the town of Stephenville and it's surrounding area, once known as the Acadian Village.
  • Adam Mouland Property is a good example of the way in which outport builders in Bonavista interpreted the gable-roofed house style.
    About the Adam Mouland Property, a Registered Heritage Structure built in 1913 in Mockbeggar, the oldest district of Bonavista.
  • The Adams Home is an excellent example of a typical merchant/ fisherman's house in rural Newfoundland.
    About the Adams Home, a Registered Heritage Structure begun in 1890 by William Adams and finished in 1910 by his son Henry.

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