8, 2001, Gazette)
celebrates 100 years
The winter 2001 edition of the Newfoundland
Quarterly features a collage of images including the cover of
the Quarterlys 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.
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 Marconis stunning demonstration
of trans-Atlantic wireless, that Government House, the Newfoundland
Quarterly, and the Historica Foundation should use this modern
application of Marconis discovery during the celebration.
said Lt.-Gov. House.
The ceremony also included an announcement by the Quarterly Foundation
of the Lieutenant Governors 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. Johns,
NF, A1B 4B8.