Pêcheurs, Pâturages, et petit jardins: a nineteenth-century gardien homestead in the Petit Nord, Newfoundland

Jones, Jennifer K. (2009) Pêcheurs, Pâturages, et petit jardins: a nineteenth-century gardien homestead in the Petit Nord, Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Gardiens were anglophone settlers hired by the French fishermen in Newfoundland's Petit Nord to protect their supplies and fishing structures overwinter, and as such guard their interests in a valuable resource base. Excavations at Genille (EgAw-07) focused on the nineteenth-century homestead of an Irish Catholic gardien, Patrick Kearney, as well as the shared use of the surrounding landscape by both the Irish-Newfoundland settlers and the French fishermen. This study has three objectives: to examine the interactions between French fishermen and gardiens by looking at how negotiations of power and social relations between the two groups are manifest in the material culture and historical documents; to determine changes in landscape use over time during the transition of Genille from seasonal resource base to permanent settlement; and finally to determine the archaeological signature for an anglophone settler house in the Petit Nord.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9232
Item ID: 9232
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 183-194)
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: 2009
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Great Northern Peninsula
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Excavations (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Great Northern Peninsula; Irish--Newfoundland and Labrador--Great Northern Peninsula--History--19th century; Irish--Newfoundland and Labrador--Great Northern Peninsula--Social conditions; 19th century

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