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Down North on the Labrador – The Court of Civil Jurisdiction 1826 to 1833. By Nina Jane Goudie (2005)



Though tied to the history of the island portion of the Province, Labrador from earliest times had its own unique legal traditions. This is hardly surprising when we recall that the law at once reflects and helps shape the society out of which it springs. From the outset, the administration of justice in Labrador had to respond to unique challenges of a mixture of cultures and languages, an immense geography and a physical separation from the island part of the colony. This was as true for Judge Paterson on his arrival in Indian Harbour, Labrador, in 1826 as it is today. Illustrations throughout.

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Weight .14 kg
Dimensions 22 × 18 × 0.5 cm