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Thank You and References

Thank you to Marilyn Dawe, Mayor Philip Wood, Trudy Hutchings for being our Shearstown ambassador, and the remainder of the Bay Roberts Heritage Committee. A special thanks to the Helen Creighton Foundation for assisting with our fieldwork and community meetings, and to Terra Barrett for all her work on the project. Thanks to those who helped out with specific stories: Margaret Ayad, Berdina Cutler, Dennis Flynn, Mike Flynn, Joy Fraser, Bill Littlejohn, Alice Mercer, Irene Mercer, Nicolas Mercer, Margaret Sparkes, Olive Strickland, and Lisa Wilson.

An illustrated house on the left with the text


The following section provides resources on topics presented in this exhibition. Links will re-direct to an external website. Depending on your browser settings, each site will open in a new tab or window. These websites may only be unilingual and may not be accessible to a screen reader.

“Another Man Missing.” Evening Telegram, 1912-09-07: 6.

“Bay Roberts: Select Site Candy Factory.” The Daily News, 1955-06-25: 3.

Blackmore, M. “A lecture on the History of Bay Roberts, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, delivered by Rev. M. Blackmore, at Bay Roberts, aforesaid, on January 24, A.D. 1865.” The Bay Roberts Guardian, Saturday, February 20, 1943.

Browne, W.J.  “In Praise of Our Land.” The Newfoundland Quarterly, 35.1 (July 1935).

“Drowning Accident.” Evening Telegram, 1898-09-21: 4.

“Eric Dawe: An always open Dawe.” Decks Awash, 20.1 (January-February 1991): 29-30.

Flynn, Dennis. “Rural Romantics.” Downhome Magazine, 2016-01-22. Web accessed 30 October 2019.

Flynn, Michael. Bay Roberts: Not Your Typical Small Town. St. John’s: Flanker Press, 2011.

Harvey, Katherine, ed. Coves, Streets, Fields and More: The Places of Bay Roberts. Researched & Written by the Folklore Graduate Field School Class of 2017. Oral History Roadshow Series #005. St. John’s: Heritage NL, 2017.

Lewis, Chris. “Shearstown brass band on the secret to longevity.” The Compass, 2018-12-31.

“Miscellaneous Parsons records.” Web accessed 30 October 2019.

“New industries in Conception Bay.” The Newfoundland Quarterly, 56.1 (March 1957): 40.

“News Briefs.” St. John’s Daily Star, 1916-04-06.

Prowse, Daniel Woodley.  A History of Newfoundland: From the English, Colonial, and Foreign Records. 3rd Edition. St. John’s: Dicks and Company, 1971.

Seary, E; Kirwin, William. Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press, 1998.

Seymour, Eric. “New Industries Report.” The Newfoundland Journal of Commerce, 23.8 (1956-08): 7-9.

“Special Section: Bay Roberts.” Decks Awash, 20.1 (January-February 1991): 2-58.

Widdowson, J.D.A. Aspects of Traditional Verbal Control: Threats and Threatening Figures in Newfoundland Folklore. St John’s: Memorial University Ph.D. Thesis, 1973, page 233-234.

This exhibition was supported by the Community Stories investment program of the Virtual Museum of Canada, which helps smaller Canadian museums and heritage organizations work with their communities to develop virtual exhibits that engage online audiences in the stories, past and present, of Canada’s communities.