Six identical bronze caribou designed by Basil Gotto
contributions made by
the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in the First World War. Four were placed at
battlefield memorials in France – Beaumont Hamel, Cambrai, Monchy-le-Preux, Gueudecourt – and one at Courtrai in Belgium. This one is in Bowring Park, St. John’s.
Photo: Justin Hall
In this issue:
Audio Material - Poem by Robin Mcgrath...
The 20 £ Bed by Robin Mcgrath
Feature Articles ...
The Art of Conrad Furey by Kristine Power.
Newfoundland holds a mythic place in the imagination of Conrad Furey. [ read online ]
Beaumont Hamel: Our Place in the Somme by Arlène King.
Visitors arriving at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial today are greeted with a pastoral scene of gently rounded trenches, battlelines, and birdsong. It’s a far different scene from that of
July 1, 1916, when the Newfoundland Regiment went into battle on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
The Rooms by Joan Ritcey with Julia Kiernan
An amazing new structure is taking shape on the St. John’s skyline. The Rooms, a high-profile construction project that has drawn both praise and censure over its design, materials, and location, will house the Newfoundland and Labrador Archives, Art Gallery, and Museum.
Fáilte go Tilting– Photo Essay by Margaret O'Brien Moran
We skimmed alongside gannets over the sea to photograph an iceberg. A low cracking sound as it scraped the bottom made us aware of our vulnerability.
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