Teacher Hawco and students from Pinware, 1940s. (larger version)
In Our Own Words: A Social History of Women's Work in the Labrador Straits
This website is about the changing roles of women in the workplace in the Labrador Straits, in the latter half of the 20th century.

In their stories women tell us about their work in the home, in the fishery, in health, education, business and the community. These stories show us the changing world of work for women in the second half of the 20th century in the Labrador Straits and the changing role of women. We see changes in the fishery - from the stage to the plant - and in health care - from midwives to health professionals. In all, we hear stories about remarkable women. You can listen to interviews, read transcripts and see photos collected by the project.

The stories were collected as part of the Coastal Heritage Experience, a project of SmartLabrador and the Labrador Straits Historical Development Corporation, with funding from the International Grenfell Association.

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