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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Tsunami

The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster

by (author) Maura Hanrahan

Publisher
Flanker Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2004
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894463638
    Publish Date
    Aug 2004
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781897317990
    Publish Date
    Aug 2004
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781774570678
    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
    List Price
    $19.95

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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won several book awards including: the 2007 Good Read Novel Competition: Honourable Distinction for Sheilagh’s Brush (unpublished novel); and the 2005 History and Heritage Award for Tsunami: The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster.

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