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    • Godwin, Bill, Part 2. Interview with Bill Godwin, Barr'd Islands.

    • Architecture, building and construction; Cod fishing; Entertainment and recreation; Fishers; Commercial fishing; Fishing equipment; Personal experience narratives; Salt-curing; Storytelling; Tales
    • Bill Godwin discusses life and social mores as it was in the outport of Barr'd Islands, Newfoundland in the past; work that was done raising vegetables, cutting and hauling wood, building homes; fishing, salting cod; storytelling, ghost stories and...
    • Godwin, Bill, Part 2. Interview with Bill Godwin, Barr'd Islands.

    • Architecture, building and construction; Cod fishing; Entertainment and recreation; Fishers; Commercial fishing; Fishing equipment; Personal experience narratives; Salt-curing; Storytelling; Tales
    • Bill Godwin discusses life and social mores as it was in the outport of Barr'd Islands, Newfoundland in the past; work that was done raising vegetables, cutting and hauling wood, building homes; fishing, salting cod; storytelling, ghost stories and...
    • Godwin, Bill, Part 4. Interview with Bill Godwin, Barr'd Islands.

    • Cod fishing; Employment; Fishers; Commercial fishing; Personal experience narratives;
    • Bill Godwin continues to discuss life in Barr'd Islands Newfoundland years ago, recounting fishing anecdotes; fishing grounds viewed as property; experience working away in Toronto; personal life and hardships; discussion of construction of the...
    • Godwin, Bill, Part 4. Interview with Bill Godwin, Barr'd Islands.

    • Cod fishing; Employment; Fishers; Commercial fishing; Personal experience narratives;
    • Bill Godwin continues to discuss life in Barr'd Islands Newfoundland years ago, recounting fishing anecdotes; fishing grounds viewed as property; experience working away in Toronto; personal life and hardships; discussion of construction of the...
    • Godwin, Bill, Part 3. Interview with Bill Godwin, Barr'd Islands.

    • Cod fishing; Fishers; Commercial fishing; Fishes; Fishing equipment; Fishing nets; Fishing boats; Knives (cutting tools); Folk beliefs; Luck; Salt-curing; Personal experience narratives;
    • Bill Godwin continues to discuss his life in Barr'd Islands; discusses various folk practices and beliefs (signs of good or bad luck, dots painted on doors); feeding dogs and pigs; fishing and processing the fish (cod liver oil; salting; drying;...
    • Godwin, Bill, Part 3. Interview with Bill Godwin, Barr'd Islands.

    • Cod fishing; Fishers; Commercial fishing; Fishes; Fishing equipment; Fishing nets; Fishing boats; Knives (cutting tools); Folk beliefs; Luck; Salt-curing; Personal experience narratives;
    • Bill Godwin continues to discuss his life in Barr'd Islands; discusses various folk practices and beliefs (signs of good or bad luck, dots painted on doors); feeding dogs and pigs; fishing and processing the fish (cod liver oil; salting; drying;...
    • Godwin, Bill, Part 1. Interview with Bill Godwin, Barr'd Islands.

    • Cod fishing; Fishers; Commercial fishing; Fishing equipment; Personal experience narratives; Salt-curing; Employment; Families
    • Bill Godwin discusses fishing and fish splitting and salting as it was done in the past on Barr'd Islands; discusses working on the flakes, drying and salting fish; the role of women in the work; the need to bring fresh water from Joe Batt's Arm. ...
    • Godwin, Bill, Part 1. Interview with Bill Godwin, Barr'd Islands.

    • Cod fishing; Fishers; Commercial fishing; Fishing equipment; Personal experience narratives; Salt-curing; Employment; Families
    • Bill Godwin discusses fishing and fish splitting and salting as it was done in the past on Barr'd Islands; discusses working on the flakes, drying and salting fish; the role of women in the work; the need to bring fresh water from Joe Batt's Arm. ...
    • Primmer, Doug, Part 1. Interview with Doug Primmer, Barr'd Islands.

    • Cod fishing; Fishers; Fishes; Fishing equipment; Knives (cutting tools); Salt-curing; Outbuildings; Vernacular architecture;
    • Doug Primmer discusses his fishing stage and the fish processing equipment, including the splitting table, puncheon tub and pounds. Discussion of the methods of fish processing, salting and drying that were once used; also fishing in Newfoundland
    • Primmer, Doug, Part 1. Interview with Doug Primmer, Barr'd Islands.

    • Cod fishing; Fishers; Fishes; Fishing equipment; Knives (cutting tools); Salt-curing; Outbuildings; Vernacular architecture;
    • Doug Primmer discusses his fishing stage and the fish processing equipment, including the splitting table, puncheon tub and pounds. Discussion of the methods of fish processing, salting and drying that were once used; also fishing in Newfoundland
    • Bessie Dawe and Lewis Payne, Town of Fogo

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Work
    • Bessie Dawe talks about how they would row from Seldom-Come-By to the Cape down by Tilting to fish. Lewis Payne describes how they would row from the Town of Fogo to Copper Island, past Change Island, in order to cut firewood as there is no wood...
    • Lewis Payne, Dog teams, Town of Fogo

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Work
    • Lewis Payne describes dog teams. There were only two cars in the town, so they used dogs for hauling firewood. Bessie Dawe remarks that in Seldom-Come-By the hauling was mainly done by horses. There was no particular breed of dog, just a local dog,...
    • Lewis Payne, Sealing, Town of Fogo

    • Knowledge of the land/water and environment; Work
    • Lewis Payne talks about having to walk to Lewisport to get the train to St. John's, where he would join a vessel going to the seal hunt. The trip from the Town of Fogo to Lewisport was a two day trip. In the winter he walked over the ice. Leaving...
    • Wall hanging in the Brett House, Joe Batt's Arm

    • Objects
    • Religious wall hanging in the Brett house that says, "Rules for Today. Do nothing that you would not like to be doing when Jesus comes. Go no place where you would not like to be found when Jesus comes. Say nothing that you would not like to be...

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