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  • The Rooms C 3-40; Scene of the Harbor [Harbour] Grace tragedy, St. Stephens Day

  • Inuit and Moravian missionaries outside the Moravian Chrurch at Okak, Labrador, circa 1900

  • MUN 08.02.007 Burin. School, Church and Rectory Burin, post-1886

  • Scottish war brides at Government House 194-' The Rooms VA 15b-55.2

  • Inside the pulp and paper mill, Grand Falls, Newfoundland 18 Aug. 1918; The Rooms A51-142

  • Grenfell, Anne- Anne MacClanahan (later Grenfell); The Rooms 110-9.

  • Hudson Bay Company's Station, Rigoulette, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador 1886 The Rooms A-1-89

  • Women on a fish flake, Salvage The Rooms E 36-52 ca. 1900

  • The Rooms A 41-151; Memorial Service parade of CLB [Church Lads Brigade] and Girl Guides July 3, 1927

  • Forteau and Grenfell Hospital 1914 The RoomsA108-45

  • Shanawdithit's Drawings MUN CNS

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All regular lectures at the Marine Institute at Ridge Road are suspended due to COVID-19. We are working to provide online lectures for the 2020-21 season, the first of which can be viewed below. Please check back for updates.
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Past “Aspects” – New Article

A new addition has been made to the Past “Aspects” page,  which contains our “Aspects” articles from past issues of the Newfoundland Quarterly and is located under our Publications Page. This new posting, by Frank Gogos, outlines the participation of the Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of Cambrai.

Photo: “Little Girl in a NONIA Dress” by Elsie Holloway, Archives & Special Collections Coll-151 11.20.005

Annual George Story Lecture – NURSES AND KNITTING: 100 Years of NONIA

Terry Bishop Stirling

Please join us online as Terry Bishop Stirling traces the history of the Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association (NONIA) from its founding in 1920 to the present. Starting as a programme to provide nurses in outport communities lacking any medical care, NONIA evolved as a volunteer-led non profit cottage industry which employed hundreds of… Read More

My Indian

My Indian: The Importance of Retelling History from an Indigenous Perspective

Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O'Neill

My Indian (Mi’sel Joe, Sheila O’Neill. Breakwater, 2021) tells  the story of Mi’kmaq guide Sylvester Joe (recognized by the Government of Canada as a person of National Historic Significance) who was hired by William Cormack in 1822 to guide him across the island of Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk encampments. Written as historical fiction, it… Read More

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North Atlantic Crossroads: The Royal Air Force Ferry Command Gander Unit, 1940-46

Darrell Hillier

During the Second World War, Gander was a bustling hub of aviation, as thousands of bombers passed through the airport on their way to Britain. Please join us on Thursday, February 24th as aviation historian Darrell Hiller presents the evolution of Gander airport, its strategic role during the Second World War, and the challenges and… Read More


Reconciliation and Residential Schools in Labrador

Andrea Procter, PhD

Inuit in Labrador have described the pain and intergenerational trauma that their families and communities endured from attending boarding schools in Nain, Makkovik, North West River, Cartwright, and Mary’s Harbour, and the orphanage in St. Anthony. Established and run by the Moravian Mission or the International Grenfell Association between 1906 and 1980, these institutions attempted… Read More