This lithograph of the
Colonial Building was
done by William
Spreat when the
building was opened
in 1850. The original
is in the collection of
the Centre for
In this issue:
Feature Articles ...
In Search of Philip Little and the Roots of Responsible Government by Bert Riggs
In late August 2004, two brothers, Éamon and Christopher Little, made their first visit to Newfoundland. The trip resulted from an interest both had developed in family history and, in particular, in their greatgrandfather, Philip Francis Little, the first Prime Minister of Newfoundland. [ read online ]
Michael Massie: Contemporary Inuit Artist by Gloria Hickey
Whimsical, sleek and impeccably crafted, Massie’s silverwork and stone carvings
are taking the art world by storm. But the artist and his work are virtually
unknown here at home.
The Right Intelligence of Home:
Agnes Walsh and Tramore Theatre Troupe by Stan Dragland
Tramore is the nickname of one Thomas Foley, thought to be the first settler of Little Barasway, and the name of his place of origin in County Waterford, Ireland. One
of the most important exemplars for Tramore plays is Irish as well. Like J.M. Synge, Agnes Walsh is fascinated by the poetry of speech, “language as play,” George Story called it in 1972, language singing beyond basic communication.
Responsible Government in Newfoundland:
The Rocky Road to Canada by David Davis
To help mark the 150th anniversary of Responsible Government in Newfoundland,
we asked a prominent government documents archivist and historian for his overview
of events that laid the foundations of the democracy we enjoy today.
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