Sunday, 16 July 2017

Canada 150 - Canadian Sovereignty in the High Arctic

During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
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Today I have for you...

Canadian Sovereignty in the High Arctic 

Canada Government Expedition 1908-1909

Arctic Expedition 1908-1909, Joseph-Elzear Bernier affirms Canadian sovereignty in the High Acrtic by erecting a plaque on Melville Island – list of crew members, copies of found documents left by Perry in 1820 and Kellett in 1854, and area of land annexed to Canada.
Photos, portraits and drawings.

Arctic expedition 1910-1911Joseph-Elzear Bernier, officer in charge. Many portraits, photos and maps, plus a list of crew members.

Throughout the book are names of local people who helped the crew and some served as guides...

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