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Growing Up in Rural Newfoundland: A Portrait of Childhood 1950 - 2009
French Shore Interpretation Centre
Conche , Newfoundland and Labrador


   Growing Up in Rural
Newfoundland highlights the
experiences and images of
childhood in seven
neighboring rural communities
on the Great Northern
Peninsula of Newfoundland.
The period covered in the
exhibit is primarily the
second half of the 20th

century during a time of
economic and cultural
transition for the small
fishing and forestry towns in
the region. To give a sense
of the dramatic change over a
relatively short number of
years, the end of the exhibit
includes reflections and
photographs made by the 2009

10th grade Culture & Heritage
class at Cloud River Academy
in Roddickton, one of the
participating communities.
   Before you begin to look
through the exhibit it is
important to note that the
words spoken in text
accompanying individual
photographs were not

necessarily spoken by the
people seen in the pictures.
Instead the text and pictures
complement each other
thematically. Not all the
people in the pictures are
named individually but the
words are always attributed
to the individual who spoke
them in the interviews we did

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