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 […]


In geography, bight has two meanings. A bight can be simply a bend or curve in any geographical feature — usually a bend or curve in the line between land and water. Alternatively, the term can refer to a large (and often only slightly receding) bay. It is distinguished from a sound by being shallower. Traditionally explorers defined a bight as […]

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 […]

God Guard Thee, Newfoundland

When sun rays crown thy pine clad hills, And summer spreads her hand, When silvern voices tune thy rills, We love thee, smiling land. We love thee, we love thee, We love thee, smiling land. When spreads thy cloak of shimmering white, At winter’s stern command, Thro’ shortened day, and starlit night, We love thee, […]

Enlist Ye Newfoundlanders

Two recruiting sergeants came to the CLB, For the sons of the merchants, to join the Blue Puttees. So all the hands enlisted, five hundred young men: Enlist ye Newfoundlanders and come follow me. They crossed the broad Atlantic in the brave Florizel, And on the sands of Suvla, they entered into hell. And on […]

Shove the Package to Hell, Go Back to the Sea

DFO regulations permitted the rape Of our beautiful ocean, from headland to cape. They brought in big trollers, they tore up our twine; Politicians don’t care for what’s yours or what’s mine! You brave Newfoundlanders, now listen to me: Shove the Package to hell, go back to the sea. If we don’t stand our ground, […]