Here at last is a definitive work on Elliston and area, the result of ten years' research - a wealth of historical facts, documents and writing, genealogy and stories of people and events.
This book contains 292 pages including maps and index. It contains a wealth of information and stories about Elliston, Trinity Bay.
Elliston is a story of survival on an exposed and inhospitable coast, of hard times and strife but ultimately of the triumph of the human spirit; a story so typical of the Newfoundland outport. It's all here, the shipwrecks and disasters, the heroic rescues, the colourful characters and the ordinary people struggling to survive in a harsh environment. Here, too, are Elliston's connection to the great events of Newfoundland history, from the seal hunt and the Newfoundland Disaster to the sacrifices of Beaumont-Hamel.
The book, of course, will be of particular interest to residents and former residents of the Elliston area but anyone with an interest in Newfoundland history and its people should find much in it to amuse, entertain and inform. Mr. Cole has collected the work of some of Newfoundland's best-known writers and researchers including Rev. William Wilson, Nimshi Crewe and Philip Toque. (By the way, don't miss Toque's account of the mysterious "thunder growl" heard in the Bonavista-Bird Island Cove area in the early 1830's. Some took it as a sign that people should mend their evil ways but to this day, no one knows what it really was.)
"Elliston, the heroine of this study, is thrice blessed: first, it can bask in its long, rich history, second, that history is now recorded within the covers of one volume and, third, she had a native son to do her justice. Mr. Cole's role is that of a researcher, collector and presenter--a role that he performs extremely well. He mosaics the parts into a unified whole that reads smoothly and informs precisely."
Clarence B. Dewling, Book Review, August 1997
Used. NOTE: Excellent Condition except for date, name and short congrats on inside page next to cover page.