These Gifts I Bring Thee

The badge consists of Mercury, the god of Commerce and Merchandise, presenting to Britannia a fisherman who, in a kneeling attitude, is offering the harvest of all the sea. Above the device in a scroll are the words ‘Terra Nova’, and below the motto Hæc Tibi Dona Fero or “These gifts I bring thee.” The seal was redesigned by Adelaine Lane, niece […]

Long May It Sway, O’er Bight and Bay

The pink, the rose of England shows, The green St. Patrick’s emblem, bright While in between, the spotless sheen of Andrew’s cross displays the white. Then hail the pink, the white, the green, Our patriot flag long may it stand. Our Sirelands twine, their emblems trine, To form the flag of Newfoundland! Fling out the […]

Porth Madryn

  Puerto Madryn (in Welsh, Porth Madryn) is a city in the province of Chubut in the Argentine Patagonia. It is the head town of the Viedma Department, and has about 57,571 inhabitants according to the last census in 2001. The town was founded on July 28, 1865, when 150 Welsh immigrants who came in the clipper Mimosa named the natural port Porth Madryn in honour of Sir Love Jones-Parry, whose estate in […]