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Annual George Story Lecture – Housing in Newfoundland: A Century of Problems, Solutions, and Unintended Consequences

Chris Sharpe & Jo Shawyer

Urban Newfoundland struggled with housing problems during the 20th century: both a lack of houses and the burden of poor-quality houses. In 1944, the St John’s Housing Corporation (SJHC) was established by the city and the Commission of Government to build a garden suburb and perhaps do away with the poor-quality houses in the inner… Read More

Recollections of Labrador Life

The Mysterious Lambert de Boilieu

Robin McGrath

Recollection of Labrador Life was first published in England in 1861 by Lambert de Boilieu, then reprinted with editing and notes by Thomas F. Bredin in by Ryerson Press in 1969. The work has been widely accepted as a memoir of life at Battle Harbour in the 1850s, and is frequently cited in popular and… Read More

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From a Sojourner’s Life to Family Reunification: Reflections on the Experiences of Chinese Immigrants in Newfoundland, 1890s-1950s

Miriam Wright & Robert Hong

Between the 1890s and 1949, over 400 Chinese men came to the Dominion of Newfoundland, looking to escape economic and political conflict at home. Arriving without female family members, these men put down roots in Newfoundland, opening and working in laundries, cafes and restaurants to earn money to support themselves, and to send what they… Read More

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From Collective Begging to Collective Bargaining: The Professionalization of Teachers and Their Influence on Reforming Newfoundland and Labrador’s Denominational Education System

Rebecca Ralph

This talk will examine how teachers were professionalized and regulated, beginning in 1876, and explore the development of the teaching organization that became the NLTA in the context of the political and social debates over the purpose of education and the place of churches in education. Teachers came to take on significant roles in government… Read More

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