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Colonial Era Topic
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
Sir William Fenwick Williams Marker
|This tablet marks the Site of the Brith-place of General
Sir William Fenwick Williams
1799 - 1883
“The Hero of Kars”
Pasha of Turkey. Grand Officier Legion of Honour, France.
Member of the British Parliament. . . . — — Map (db m78672) HM|
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|Two plaques share a common stand.
William Wolseley was born at Annapolis Royal, the son of an officier of the garrison. He entered the Royal Navy in 1769, and served with . . . — — Map (db m78607) HM|
Deux mille pieds au sud-est de cet endroit se trouvent les vestiges de la première exploitation régulière d’une mine de charbon en Amérique, commencée par le Français en 1720. Cette industrie, modeste à son origine, est . . . — — Map (db m139292) HM|
A distinguished military engineer, of Huguenot descent, Desbarres served in the British Army in North America during the Seven Years’ War, and participated in the capture of Louisbourg in 1758 and of Quebec in 1759. From . . . — — Map (db m140081) HM|
A native of Sydney, Bourinot was a journalist and legislative reporter in Halifax before joining the parliamentary staff at Ottawa in 1868. From 1880 to 1902 he served as Clerk of the House and was a recognized authority . . . — — Map (db m140082) HM|
In 1760-62 near this Head of Cobequid Bay the first English speaking settlers of the Townships of Onslow and Truro landed. Of Ulster Irish, Scottish and English stock, these pioneers were among those brought to Nova Scotia from New England by the . . . — — Map (db m108717) HM|
In this harbour Capt. David Donahew of New England with three armed vessels surprised Lieut. Paul Marin's allied force en route from Annapolis Royal to Louisbourg. He drove them ashore, disheartened the Canadian Indians and prevented the French . . . — — Map (db m108133) HM|
The First Nations
Native peoples have lived around the Chignecto Isthmus for thousands of years. Travelling in family groups and small nomadic bands, they moved from area to area harvesting seasonal food sources.
Early French explorers were . . . — — Map (db m112112) HM|
In the 18th century, the Chignecto Isthmus played an important role in the struggle between France and Britain for North American supremacy. In 1713 the Treaty of Utrecht had failed to clearly establish the border of Nova . . . — — Map (db m112110) HM|
Fondateur, vers 1672, de Beaubassin premier établissement dans la région de la rivière Missagouèche et initiateur de l'agriculture maraîchère en Acadie
Jacob Bourgeois arriva à Port-Royal en 1641 à titre de chirurgien pour la colonie . . . — — Map (db m107012) HM|
|France and Canada share a long history. Theirs is a story of enduring friendship.
It began 400 years ago, in Nova Scotia, the birthplace of Acadie, with the arrival of the first French settlers and of Samuel de Champlain at Port-Royal in 1605. . . . — — Map (db m77622) HM|
In September, 1814, a British military and naval expedition from Halifax, under Lieutenant General Sir John Coape Sherbrooke and Rear Admiral Edward Griffith, occupied the portion of Maine between the Penobscot and St. . . . — — Map (db m140379) HM|
A gifted lawyer, legislator, and judge, this Father of Confederation helped pave the way for Nova Scotia's reluctant entry into the new Dominion. He was a member of this colony's legislature and served as solicitor . . . — — Map (db m140961) HM|
Completed in 1750, St. Paul’s was the first church outside Great Britain to be designated as an Anglican cathedral. Between 1787 and 1864 it served as the cathedral church of the See of Nova Scotia. For 96 years St. . . . — — Map (db m139686) HM|
Born in Halifax and called to the bar in 1840, Henry represented Antigonish in the Nova Scotia Assembly as a Liberal (1841-57), and as a Conservative (1857-67). An ardent advocate of Confederation, he attended the . . . — — Map (db m139598) HM|
|Following the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755, the Government of Nova Scotia distributed grants of land, in an effort to populate the province with British subjects.
Prior to white settlement, Sheet Harbour served as a summer hunting . . . — — Map (db m146114) HM|
|With few existing roads along the Eastern Shore in the eighteenth century, the only reliable route to Halifax was by sea. During this period, Sheet Harbour’s isolated inhabitants relied on boats and ships for fishing, trade, and travel along the . . . — — Map (db m146116) HM|
| 1790-1990 On September 27, 1790, His Excellency William MacCormick, Governor of the Province of Cape Breton, graciously and generously granted
7 000 acres of land at Chéticamp to our «Quatorze Vieux». By this
historical act, our . . . — — Map (db m140169) HM|
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Foundateur de la
Baronnie de Pobomcoup
Founder of the
Barony of Pobomcoup
Don du reveil de Pombcoup
Sculpteur - Albert Deveau - Sculptor
Aout - 1998 - August
Remplace - Replaced
Sculpteur - James . . . — — Map (db m107967) HM|
There is not now and never has been a single definition of Acadie, or Acadia. It all depends on the time period and one's point of view.
Back in the 1600s and early 1700s, Acadie was a loosely defined region that more or less . . . — — Map (db m108271) HM|
Acadians themselves can best answer this question, and our staff looks forward to sharing stories and insights into Acadian history and culture. We are also pleased to share some information on this panel for your reading pleasure.
As Acadie was . . . — — Map (db m108270) HM|
La chapelle originale fut construite sur le site en 1784. La vue sur la colline est superbe. Vous pouvez facilement imaginer l'arrivée des fidèles à la messe à pied, à cheval, par bateau, ou par attelage de bœufs.
Après son arrivée de France en . . . — — Map (db m108627) HM|
La Pointe-à-Rocco fut fondée en 1767 par les Acadiens revenus de l'exil. Pierre LeBlanc, Pierre et Louis Muis et Pierre Surette furent les premiers à s'établir dans le village. Ce site était le lieu de la première chapelle. . . . — — Map (db m108641) HM|
In proud memory
United Empire Loyalists
of them of Dutch origin
defeated and despoiled
were compelled to find
refuge here following the
Arriving here, . . . — — Map (db m108760) HM|
[Title is text - Le titre est le texte]
[Dedicated] August 17, 1955.
[Dévoué] le 27 août 1955. — — Map (db m108371) HM|
A la mémoire de sieur
pionier, colonizateur et
fondateur de Pubnico
arrivé le 29 août 1651
Pro Deo et Patria . . . — — Map (db m108366) HM|
Hommage aux femmes courageuses et fortes
qui ont formé et nourri notre communauté depuis 350 ans
Le 28 septembre 2003
Tribute to the courageous and strong women
who have trained . . . — — Map (db m108393) HM|
Les plantes dans le jardin sont représentatives
de celles disponibles aux Acadiens en 1653.
Plants in the garden represent those accessible to the Acadians in . . . — — Map (db m108362) HM|
With its sheltered harbour and abundant habitat for a natural food supply, the Yarmouth area was frequented by the native Mi'kmaq before the arrival of European visitors. The area was visited in 1604 by the French explorer Samuel D. Champlain . . . — — Map (db m106161) HM|