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Author Name:    BERGER, Antony

Title:   Good and Beautiful Bay : A History of Bonne Bay to Confederation and a Little Beyond

Publisher:    Flanker Press , St. John's, NF, 2011, ISBN:9781771173384 

Seller ID:   111015

BERGER, Antony. The Good and Beautiful Bay : A History of Bonne Bay to Confederation and a Little Beyond. St. John's : Flanker Press Limited, (2014). First Printing. Pp (10),11-256,(8). Maps, many b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, illustrated pale green card covers. "At the heart of Gros Morne National Park is Bonne Bay with its magnificent landscape, sheltered arms and coves, and abundant marine life. Bonne Bay occupies an important place in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Long known to Aboriginal peoples, in the mid-1800s it grew rapidly as settlers swarmed in totake advantage of the herring and lobster fishery. Tensions between the co mpeting claims by the French and British were often played out here. In thelate 1800s and early 1900s, Bonne Bay grew to become the administrative ce ntre for the northwest coast. Today, it is one of Eastern Canada's most popular tourist destinations, visited by people from all over the world. This book reviews the history of Bonne Bay before Confederation in 1949. It describes the people that came to live here, with glimpses of some of the main characters, the way of life, and the influences of church and school. The book ends with the story of how Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, came to be." - from rear cover. Contents : 1. Introduction; 2. The Bay id Born and People First Arrive; 3. Bonne Bay Rising; 4. Settling down in the Late Nineteenth Century; 5. Early Settlers and Their Famiilies; 6. Bonne Bay at a Zenith (100-1922); 7. The Hard Years: Depression to Confederation; 8. Bonne Bay Rises Again. With notes, references, and index. Top two inches of title-page clipped out for some reason, else very good. 10.00


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