The Commissariat

At the corner of King's Bridge Road and Military Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Imagine... it's 1829 and St. John's is alive with talk of Newfoundlanders having the same rights as every other Englishman - the right even to manage their own affairs through their own government...

The Commissariat was built between 1818-1820 as the home and offices of the Assistant Commissary General - the supply officer for British forces in Newfoundland. Today, a new, provocative, multi-media experience at the site recreates a volatile period in 19th-century St. John's: British naval rule is ending and a power struggle is at hand...

 

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