Venus 1999, by
Barbara Pratt. Oil on canvas, 35" x 47".
Looking for Annie Saint By Margot Maddison-MacFadyen
"Listen," said Aunt Sue. "Someone's got to go to Newfoundland and find Annie before it's too late." Someone turned out to be me, accompanied by my husband Gary, who is always up for an adventure, and that's how we two mainlanders, me a British Columbian and Gary a New Brunswicker, wound up traipsing through the cemeteries of Bonavista in the summer of 2007. Although we never found Annie's grave, we found much, much more. We found my family... [ Read
Helen Porter By Bernice Morgan
One day in January a mutual acquaintance mentioned that he'd just seen Helen Porter standing outside of City Hall: "She's with a crowd protesting the bus strike – I was driving past but I'm sure it's her – that green tam and woolly coat."
"Of course it was me," Porter said when I asked. As if it was an everyday thing for an 80-year-old blind woman to be protesting on an icy sidewalk in midwinter...
James Vey: Photographic Artist By Suzanne Sexty
James Vey was born in St. John's to Samuel and Louisa (Pike) Vey. Samuel, a carpenter, must have passed some of his woodworking skill on to his son as James not only took photographs, but also framed them, and may have done framing for Samuel E. Garland. James Vey's obituary reported that he apprenticed with J. Page Wood, and worked for S.H. Parsons & Sons before going into partnership with Edwin Wilkes Lyon in 1886...
Old Brown's Daughter By NQ
One of the presentations at this summer's International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)
World Conference 2011 (July 13-19, Memorial University) is titled: Old Brown's Daughter: Re-contextualizing a 'Locally' Composed Newfoundland Song, by Folklorist Anna
Kearney Guigné. This "case study" explores the background of the song, which began as an 1870s British music hall piece and blossomed into a popular Newfoundland song,
attributed to Johnny Burke...
Mystery Challenge ...
Win a year's subscription!
Send your entries to: The Newfoundland Quarterly,
Room ED 4001, Memorial University, St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7 or email@example.com