Twenty-seven dead. Staggering property losses.
Triggered by an offshore earthquake on the Grand Banks, a tsunami unleashed its fury on the coastline of the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, killing twenty-seven people and destroying homes and fishing premises in fifty outports.span lang="EN-US" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: "Times New Roman", "serif"; font-size: 12pt;">
Here is the dramatic, incredible story of the South Coast Disaster of 1929, the superhuman efforts of Nurse Dorothy Cherry to save the sick and dying, and Magistrate Malcolm Hollett’s tireless campaign to rebuild shattered lives and devastated communities.
About the author
Maura Hanrahan is the author, co-author, or editor of ten books in several genres, including creative non-fiction, history, and the acclaimed The Doryman (2003). Her writing has won awards in Canada, Britain, and the U.S. Born in Newfoundland, she is of English, Irish, French and Mi’kmaq ancestry. For about fourteen years, she has been a self-employed consultant on Aboriginal issues and has worked mostly with Aboriginal organizations on health, education, land claims, and cultural survival issues. She lives in St. John’s with her husband, the novelist Paul Butler. She has won several book awards including: the 2007 Good Read Novel Competition: Honourable Distinction for Sheilagh’s Brush (unpublished novel); and the 2005 History and Heritage Award for Tsunami: The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster.
Other titles by Maura Hanrahan
The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster
The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett
The Alphabet Fleet
The Pride of the Newfoundland Coastal Service
The Eskimo Coast Disaster
Rogues and Heroes
A Veritable Scoff
Sources on Foodways and Nutrition in Newfoundland and Labrador