450 Years of Making Fish
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| On this site you will have access to a wide variety of images,
texts, video and audio clips, and links all related to the salt-fish processing industry
and way of life that were the backbone of Newfoundland for over 400 years.
Navigating this site is simple. To your left is a button bar of sub pages that takes you to the main sections of our site. These explore the Newfoundland and Labrador salt fisheries.
At the top right are three navigation tabs that provide access to different features of the site: the glossary, the guestbook and the feedback form. The glossary provides definitions for many terms related to the salt fishery found on the site, but we also have a new glossary feature: instant pop-up definitions in our various sections.
What's new on the Salt Fisheries Digital Exhibit? Click HERE to find out.
the images below to check out the sections.
|Salt-Fish Essays: Life & Work in the Newfoundland Salt Fisheries features six essays exploring different facets of the salt fisheries. There are two new essays: Fishing the Labrador Coast and a very special account, Growing Up up in Cove.|
|Photo Galleries houses two galleries, the Known and the Mystery. They highlight the best of the Provincial Archives' remarkable collection of still photographs of Newfoundland's and Labrador's outports and fishing people. Over 120 NEW photographs have been added.|
|The National Film Board Salt Fish Galleries. In partnership with the NFB this brand-new section highlights twenty-nine film clips from five NFB films made in Newfoundland in the 1940s and 50s. These are marvellous documents of the salt fisheries. Highly recommended!|
|Audio and Video Library: Memories and Moving Pictures of the Salt Fisheries features audio and film clips exploring the fisheries of this century. Women and men who worked in the salt fisheries speak about their lives. There are 18 new audio clips.|
|A Salt-Fish Education. A brand new section that explores our themes with a variety of interactive and engaging materials for students. It is accompanied by a teaching package that fits the Newfoundland Social Studies curriculum guidelines. It includes objectives, lesson plans, and project ideas.|
|Maps and Manuscripts. This page links you to a variety of important documents, maps, and illustrations that illuminate aspects of the history of Newfoundland's and Labrador's fisheries.|
|Click here for a brief introduction to the Newfoundland salt fisheries and how this page came into being.|
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