History of Nova Scotia


See also Cape Breton

Pictonians at Home and Abroad
By Rev. J. P. MacPhie M.A. (1914)
On October 17, 2011, the Nova Scotia government entered into an agreement with the Federal Government to protect the Island as a national park. The news followed an announcement made by the Canadian federal government in May 2010 increasing the level of protection the island receives by transferring governmental control from the Canadian Coast Guard to Parks Canada. Sable Island became Canada's 43rd National Park on June 20, 2013 with approval of Mi'kmaq stakeholders. The park is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna including a breed of the unique Sable Island horse. The park is also a breeding ground for marine life.
History of Inverness County, Nova Scotia
By J. L. MacDougall (1922)
Alastair's Travel Journal
I spent around 2 weeks in Cape Breton and this is my journal of my visit.
Cape Breton
By C. W. Vernon


Zoe knows that Cape Breton has a lot to offer tourists, so she decides to do something a little unusual for this assignment. She dons an 18th century persona and spends a day at the Fortress of Louisbourg in HISTORY LESSON. She puts herself at the mercy of the head cook, falls slightly in love with a blacksmith, and makes a new friend of Julie, her escort. After she manages to sneak into a boy's costume and set off the cannon, she departs for Firehouse Ironworks, a 21st century forge where she bangs out her frustration and makes a fine looking hook.
http://www.zoedamato.com/

Folklore of Nova Scotia
By Mary L. Fraser
Nova Scotia Historical Society
Reports and Collections
Bert Lloyd's Boyhood
A Story from Nova Scotia by J. MacDonald Oxley, LL.D. (1892)
Memoir of the Rev James MacGregor D.D.
Missionary of the General Associate Synod of Scotland to Pictou, Nova Scotia with Notices of the Colonization of the Lower Provinces of British America, and of the Social and Religious condition of the Early Settlers by his Grandson The Rev. George Patterson (1859)
Nova Scotia: The Province that has been Passed By
By Beckles Willson (1911)
A History of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
By Frank H. Patterson, LL.D (1917)
Federation for Scottish Culture in Nova Scotia

Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia Nationhood Proclamation
With additional videos
A History of the County of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
By Rev. J. R. Campbell (1876)
A First Reading Book in the Micmac Language
Comprising the Micmac numerals, and names of the different kinds of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Trees, &c. Also a Dictionary of the language.
History of Halifax City
Extracted from a pdf version of the Nova Scotia archives.

The Gaels of Nova Scotia
(Narrated in the Gaelic language)

Relics of the Stone Age in Nova Scotia
By Harry Piers
History of Nova Scotia
An overview with links to major works on the Province.
History of the Bank of Nova Scotia 1832-1900

Nova Scotia Web Cams [external link]
Letters from Canada
Written during a residence in Canada in the years 1806 to 1808.
Some pictures from Joan Morris
Where she took a family holiday there in 2014.
The Nova Scotia Question
In connection with the Relief of Highland & Other Destitution by the Systematic Plantation of New Brunswick. (pdf)
Historic Halifax
Pocket Guide Book (pdf)
Sable Island
Its History and Phenomena by the Rev. George Patterson, D.D., F.R.S.C. (1894) (pdf)


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