Sketches of Labrador Life Lydia Campbell was born in 1818, and died in 1905. According to the foreword by Tony Williamson in the 1980 printing of her memoirs, Lydia Campbell’s writings represent the first published writings of a native Labrador resident. She was the direct descendant of one of the earliest European settlers in Hamilton […]


A Friendly Invasion all When John Cardoulis became part of the American military establishment, first as a civilian firefighting instructor and then as a member of the armed forces, he had no way of knowing just how long and intensive that association would become. The son of a Newfoundland-American union, he was always aware of […]


Never A Dull Moment Walter Carter has had a rather interesting career in politics. First elected to municipal politics as deputy mayor of St. John’s, he quickly made the transition to provincial politics as a Liberal. After a stint as an MHA in Newfoundland, he fell out with then premier Smallwood, and went to Ottawa […]


Tempered Days Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, George Casey specializes in teaching courses in literature and folklore of Ireland and Newfoundland. He is also the supervisor for the Newfoundland Studies Programme and has published in both Irish and Newfoundland studies.


Poems From the Burnt Woods Boyd Chubbs, from L’Anse Au Clair, Labrador, is a poet, visual artist and musician. He has completed a body of works including The Figure in the Headland, poems broadcast on CBC Stereo; Spanish in the Harbour, a recording of original guitar compositions; Effusions, a body of work co-authored with Steven Goudie; and is […]


Learning By Heart Angela Collins was born in Trinity, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, and received her early education at Presentation Convent in Carbonear. She completed her education at St. Bride’s College, in Littledale, and at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s. Apart from one-year teaching in Upminster, England, her thirty-two-year teaching career was spent […]


Best of the Barrelman Street Cars of Old St. John’s William Connors retired from Newfoundland Light and Power in 1990 and was responsible for winning international awards for the Company from the Public Utilities Communicators Association and a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History. He was the coordinator and […]


Tales From Dog Island Francoise Enguehard was born on the French islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, a few miles from the shores of Newfoundland. She left the islands at the age of sixteen to continue her studies in Canada. She settled in Newfoundland and has worked as a television and radio reporter for Radio-Canada, the […]


Fair or Foul the Weather Fire Upon the Earth Brother Joseph Bertrand Darcy was born in St. John’s in 1920. Having received his early education at St. Bonaventure’s college, he joined the Congregation of the Christian Brothers in 1936 and obtained a B.Sc. (Summa cum laude) in education and an M.A. in philosophy from Fordham […]


John Cabot: The Discovery of Newfoundland Before Beaumont Hamel: the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, 1775 – 1815 Bernard D. Fardy was born in 1949 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and grew up in that city. On completion of high school he left the province, traveling across the country and living for five years in western Canada and […]