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Natural Environment

First People and the Marsh

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Selected Bibliography

Anon 1986 “Windsor Theatre Moves to the Marshes,”Campus Notebook, 6:3.

Baird, W., 1954 Report on Dyking Reclamation, 1913 to 1952, Ottawa: Experimental Farm Service, Department of Agriculture.

Bezanson, N. and R. Summerby-Murray 1996 Background Report: An historical geography of Tantramar's heritage landscapes Fredericton: Province of New Brunswick.

Bowser, Elaine, et. al., 1978, A Profile of the Tantramar Sackville, NB: Young Canada Works Project.

Buckley, H., E. Tihanyi and G. Mumey 1967 Canadian Policies for Rural Adjustment: a study of the economic impact of ARDA, PFRA and MMRA Ottawa: Economic Council of Canada.

Butzer, K. 2002 'French wetland agriculture in Atlantic Canada and its European roots: different avenues to historical diffusion,'Annals of the Association of American Geographers 92(3), 451-470.

Clarke, Ernest, 1995, The Siege of Fort Cumberland, 1776. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Crawley, H.O. 1845 "Report on a survey of a line for a canal to unite the Bay of Fundy with the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in 1842," Papers on subjects connected with the duties of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Volume 8 London: J. Weale, 186-193.

Daigle, J. 1995 Acadia of the Maritimes- - Thematic Studies from the beginning to the Present Moncton: Cahier d’études acadiennes, Université de Moncton.

Daigle, J. 1987 "Acadian Marshland Settlement," Plate 29 in R.C. Harris (ed) Historical Atlas of Canada: Volume I: From the Beginning to 1800 Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press.

Ganong, W. 1896 A monograph of the place-nomenclature of the Province of New Brunswick Ottawa: Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Contributions to the history of New Brunswick, No.4.

Ganong, W. 1904 A monograph on the origins of settlement in the Province of New Brunswick Ottawa: Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Contributions to the history of New Brunswick, No.6.

Ganong, W. 1903 `The vegetation of the Bay of Fundy salt and diked marshes: an ecological study' Botanical Gazette 36, 161-186.

Ganong, W.F. 1964 Crucial Maps in the early Cartography and Place-Nomenclature of the Atlantic Coast of Canada Toronto: University of Toronto Press and the Royal Society of Canada.

Hatvany, M. 2001 "Wedded to the Marshes: salt marshes and socio-economic differentiation in early Prince Edward Island," Acadiensis 30:2, 40-55.

Hatvany, M. 2002 "‘The origins of the Acadian aboiteau: an environmental-historical geography of the northeast," Historical Geography 30, 121-137.

Hatvany, M. 2003 Marshlands. Four centuries of change on the shores of the St. Lawrence Les Presses de l'Université Laval, Les Èditions de L’IQRC.

Holownia, Thaddeus and Douglas Lochhead 1989 Dykelands Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Lavoie, M. 1986 Tonge's Island, Westmorland County, New Brunswick: 1985: Initial Survey and Background Paper Fredericton: Manuscripts in Archaeology No. 19E, Department of Tourism, Recreation and Heritage.

Lavoie, M., 1990 The Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Beaubassin Region in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, 1986 Halifax: Reports in Archaeology No-7, Council of Maritime Premiers - Maritime Committee on Archaeological Cooperation.

MacKinnon, Colin 2000 “The Marsh barns of the Tantramar-End of an Era,” in The White Fence- Newsletter of the Tantramar Heritage Trust No. 11.

MacKinnon, Colin 2004 “Charles A.D. Siddall (“C.A.D.S.”) Dyking Spade Maker,” in The White Fence - Newsletter of the Tantramar Heritage Trust No. 24.

Marlin, Amanda 2001 “The Tantramar marshes: a landscape of resistence and transgression,” unpublished B.A. thesis, Mount Allison University.

McCabe, Shauna 1998 “Contesting Home: Tourism, Memory, and Identity in Sackville, New Brunswick,” The Canadian Geographer 42:3, 231-245.

Milner, W.C. 1934 History of Sackville, New Brunswick Sackville: Tribune Press Ltd.

Moffatt, C., 1947 Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada: The official book of the most central town in the Maritime Provinces Sackville, New Brunswick.

Nemo Usquam,1897 “Tantramar Breezes,” Argosy , 26:6, 9-10.

Porter, Abigail, 2001 “Wetland Restoration: a Cultural Interpretation of Marsh Landscapes on the Tantramar in the Later 20th Century,” unpublished B.A. thesis, Mount Allison University.

Province of Nova Scotia, 1760 `Preamble,' Act for Appointing Commissioners of Sewers.

Province of Nova Scotia, 1987 Maritime Dykelands: the 350 year struggle Halifax: Department of Agriculture and Marketing.

Robinson, J. and T. Rispin, 1774 A Journey through Nova Scotia containing a partial account of the inhabitants York, England: C. Etherington.

Retson, G. 1966 "Marshland farming in the Sackville area of New Brunswick," Canadian Farm Economics 1:8.

Snowden, J. 1974 "Footprints in the Marsh mud: Politics and land settlement in the Township of Sackville, 1760-1800," unpublished Master’s thesis, University of New Brunswick.

Summerby-Murray, R. 1997 "Interpreting cultural landscapes: a historical geography of human settlement on the Tantramar marshes, New Brunswick," in C. Stadel, (ed) Themes and Issues of Canadian Geography III Salzburger Geographische Arbeiten, 34 Salzburg, Austria: Institute of Geography and Geoinformation, University of Salzburg, 157-174.

Surette, Paul, 2005, Atlas of the Acadian Settlement of the Beaubassin 1660 to 1775: Tintamarre and Le Lac. Sackville, NB Tantramar Heritage Trust.

Thurston, Harry  2004  A Place between the Tides: A Naturalists Reflection on the Salt Marsh  Toronto: Douglas and McIntyre/Greystone Books.

Trueman, George A. 1899 “The marsh and lake region at the head of Chignecto Bay,” Bulletin of the Natural History Society of New Brunswick, 4, ii.

Trueman, Howard 1902 The Chignecto Isthmus and its first settlers Toronto: William Briggs.

Webster, John Clarence, 1930, The Forts of Chignecto, A Study of the Eighteenth Century Conflict between France and Great Britain in Acadia. Shediac, NB published by the author.

Wynn, G. 1985 "Late eighteenth century agriculture on the Bay of Fundy marshlands," in P. Buckner and D. Frank, (eds)The Acadiensis Reader: Volume 1: Atlantic Canada before Confederation Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, 44-53.

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