Page 74 - Cape Breton's Magazine CENTRE for Documentary Field Studies: Yvonne McInnes Sturgess, in Waipu
ISSUE : Issue 74
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1999/6/1
the fields. Even from here, when he arrived, he would go out dig? ging posts and things like that. He was intensely practical. He wasn't just sitting at the desk or anything like that.... You know, sometimes you think, are we naive? We're not. We're in a beautiful country thanks to ray ancestors. I think that I would have had a good education some? where. I'm not a university grad? uate. We didn't, during the war, get to finish our studies. But I was able to go back and study. We had prosperous times. The only adverse thing was the loss of lovely men in the war, and that is fast re? ceding. I think we live in a wonderful coun? try. I thought that when I went to Nova Scotia, about how fortunate I am. H' moth? er, with the estate she was able to leave me, and yet her grandmother had nothing. END fe = J.J. BARRINGTON LTD Left: Yvonne IVIclnnes Sturgess. Right: Betty Powell, curator of the House of Memories. Donald Nugent's trip to New Zealand was made possible through a combination of the efforts of the UCCB BACS Pro? gram, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, the Beaton Institute, and the Cape Breton's Magazine Centre for Documentary Field Studies. Our thanks to Betty Powell, curator of the House of Memories, for her guidance, encouragement, and hospitality. She was present for this conversation with Yvonne Sturgess, and was very much Don's guide during his research in Waipu. He enjoyed marvelous access to the House of Memories' collec? tion, and brought back photocopies, photographs, and inter? views. Future issues of Cape Breton's Magazine will offer more from this treasure. WHEEL ALIGNMENT & AUTO BODY LTD. 137 Kings Rd. SYDNEY, NS B1S 2Z5 (AT THE TRACKS) H] Collision Repairs & Painting [Yl Frame Straightening in Computer Wheel Balancing & Alignment S] We stock Brakes & Shocks for most cars nn We now carry a Full Line of Tires FREE EmMATEJ 564-8150 FAX 539-4501 The latest book on the trail of Rev. Nor? man McLeod and his followers, and their descendants, is To the Ends of the Earth by Neil Robinson. The cover shows Rev. Norman McLeod delivering his last ser? mon before the /Ifargaref sailed out of St. Ann's Bay. The painting is called "The Final Farewell," by artist Barry Fraser, one of three full-colour paintings in the book, from a series commissioned by the Gaelic College Foundation. You can order the book from the Gaelic College, Box 9, Baddeck, NS BOE IBO (phone 902-295-3441) • 260 pages, 33 photos, for $25.00 plus applicable tax and shipping. WE HAVE INFORMATION ON YOUR PROPERTY • AND YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT IT IS! We have over 20 pieces of information on every number you see on this map, and we have a number on every property in Cape Breton, Richmond, Victoria, and Inverness Counties. Cape From BADDECK ~ A SERVICE WORTH INVESTIGATING ~ Breton Land Information Centre Department of Municipal Affairs Land Information Management Services Division ~ 500 George Place, Sydney, N. S. Bl P 1K6 ~ CONTROL SYSTEM of concrete monuments for surveying BASE MAPS: Orthophoto for rural areas, Line Maps for cities, town, villages PROPERTY MAPS with boundary information and ownership information REGISTRY ASSISTANCE for government and private users Your Property Is Our Business • Ask Us About It TELEPHONE (902) 563-2280 or 563-2281 • FAX 563-0503 74
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