The Story of Labrador by Bill RompkeyThe Story of Labrador by Bill Rompkey

The Story of Labrador

byBill Rompkey

Paperback | May 20, 2005

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Newfoundland and Labrador are like two uneasy stepsisters, each with its own distinct identity, trying to share a common house. Using original research, including personal interviews, and drawing on his forty-year association with Labrador, Bill Rompkey explores this relationship in the context of the region's unique racial, geographical, political, and social history. Rompkey charts the rise of Labrador as a giant in Canada's near north. He looks at the impact of the region's vast natural resources, which include the recently discovered nickel mine at Voisey's Bay, the largest in the world, and Ramah chert, a choice stone the Aboriginals traded thousands of years ago.
Bill Rompkey was a teacher, school superintendent, and civil servant in Newfoundland/Labrador before his election to the House of Commons in 1972 and his appointment to the Senate in 1995, where he still holds office.
Title:The Story of LabradorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 20, 2005Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773529950

ISBN - 13:9780773529953

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