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Gideon White Family Papers: Loyalists of Shelburne

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Plan of Port Roseway Harbour



Detailed inset map shows both the black refugee community of Burch Town (Birchtown) and the black suburb of Shelburne, Black Town.

Black Town was founded by black settlers driven from Shelburne by white labourers and disbanded soldiers during the 'race riot' of July 1784.

Date: 12 July 1798

Reference no.: A New Chart of the Coast of Nova Scotia...by Captain Holland NSARM Map Collection: 239-1798




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