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Confecting myths of place with birthplace theme


Brinklow, L and Hay, P, Confecting myths of place with birthplace theme, The Guardian, TC Media, Canada (2014) [Newspaper Article]


With 2014 celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference now under way, it is worthwhile to take a moment to ponder its significance. We know that Charlottetown is now known as "the birthplace of Confederation." Yet, in sharp contrast, if you mention the word "Confederation" in Newfoundland, you get a much different reaction: in some circles, the word "Confederation" is akin to a swear word. Why the difference? How has it come to be that "the birthplace of Confederation" has become so accepted here?

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Brinklow, L (Ms Laurie Brinklow)
UTAS Author:Hay, P (Dr Peter Hay)
ID Code:90488
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2014-04-08
Last Modified:2014-04-08

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