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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

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Edward Moxon Roberts, Historian, CM, ONL, QC

The Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society has lost a generous patron, a compelling lecturer, a disciplined historian, a patient researcher, a wise advisor, a determined and creative advocate, an avid reader, and an attentive and engaged audience member at NL history events. The NL Historical Society has always enjoyed the support of the sitting Lieutenant-Governor,… Read More

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Gilbert Higgins Lecture – AGAINST ALL ODDS: The Surprising Success Story of the Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Movement (Online Lecture)

Bill Gillespie

Award-winning journalist and author, Bill Gillespie, presents the extraordinary story of how rank and file Newfoundland and Labrador labour union members turned the colony, the nation, and the province into the most highly organized union jurisdiction in North America. The cast of characters is made up of ordinary men and women who struggled to improve… Read More

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 Robyn S. Lacy, deals with the difficulties and challenges involved in locating the burial grounds at the Colony of Avalon. (… Read More