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(February 8, 2001, Gazette)

Newfoundland Quarterly
celebrates 100 years

Newfoundland QuarterlyThe winter 2001 edition of the Newfoundland Quarterly features a collage of images including the cover of the Quarterly’s first issue, July 1901; the cover of the first edition of Ode to Newfoundland; a painting of Signal Hill by Georgiana Cooper (early 1900s); and a photo of Guglielmo Marconi from the provincial archives.

By Sharon Gray

Lieutenant Governor A.M. House and Mrs. House hosted a ceremony Jan. 25 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Newfoundland Quarterly, which was founded in July 1901. In addition to about 50 invited guests at Government House, representative Tom Axworthy, executive director of Historica, the recently established national history organization, participated from Toronto via wireless video conference technology.

“It is very appropriate, in the year that also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Marconi’s stunning demonstration of trans-Atlantic wireless, that Government House, the Newfoundland Quarterly, and the Historica Foundation should use this modern application of Marconi’s discovery during the celebration.” said Lt.-Gov. House.

The ceremony also included an announcement by the Quarterly Foundation of the Lieutenant Governor’s History Essay Award for 2001. Lt.-Gov. House will provide a prize in the amount of $1,000 for the winner of a History Essay Contest with the topic relating to Newfoundland and Labrador.

The competition is open to all except professional academics, although students at all levels may apply. Manuscripts not exceeding 5,000 words should be submitted on or before Sept. 1, 2001, to the Newfoundland Quarterly, P.O. Box 13486, St. John’s, NF, A1B 4B8.

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