Voting restrictions (that would, as we shall see, be lifted by Acts in 1887, 1889, and 1890) meant that many ordinary Newfoundlanders
had no say in the election itself.
Indeed, in an interview with Wyile, Crummey states that Cassie's experiences were conceived as "a kind of mirror image of what the Beothuk were experiencing" (303), a statement that echoes Budgel's contention that Newfoundlanders
often align themselves with the Beothuk on the basis of their both being a persecuted people (29).
Ye brave Newfoundlanders
who plough the salt seas, with hearts like the eagle, so bold and so free, the time is at hand when you'll all have to say, if Confederation will carry the day.
There were other Newfoundlanders
serving in the Royal Navy, other than the naval reserve, who were decorated for gallantry.
There may have been few or no black people living in Newfoundland during the time most of the fieldwork on Christmas mummering took place, but that does not mean that Newfoundlanders
were ignorant of the sociocultural connotations of being black.
9) The reference to "berry ocky," while to my knowledge not reported since the early seventies, (10) is a notable allusion to the many berry beverages Newfoundlanders
and Labradorians enjoy (see, e.
Pratt, but she is caught in the same way as other critics by the question of whether Pratt could be the representative Newfoundland writer or instead someone so tainted by living in Toronto that he fell into marketing stereotypical images of the hardy Newfoundlander
Media, anecdotes, and Newfie jokes portray Newfoundlanders
as uneducated, poor, primitive labourers--the gypsies of Canada.
As a space for Newfoundlanders
to eat, drink, and socialize any time of day, the McMurray Newfoundlander
's Club is part of a displaced Newfoundland narrative.
There is a refreshing generosity about the Newfoundlanders
and Labradorians are used to viewing and re-viewing their history through new lenses: In 2009, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador marked the 60th anniversary of Confederation with Canada.
Based on the biography of "Dobbin the Diver", a Newfoundlander
who in the mid 1800's dared to defy conventional careers to become a salvage diver/underwater treasure hunter, In Deep Water reads like a novel written in first-person perspective, but stays close to the facts from the original biography, nonfiction articles written about Dobbin's life, and meticulous research.