Accounts of 1932-33 legislature debates released

Steve Bartlett
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Provides insight into turning point in province’s history

First-hand accounts of a turning point in the province's history were released at Government House this morning.

The 1932-33 legislature debates provide insight into the state of the Dominion of Newfoundland at that time.

The 1932 session culminated in a serious riot due to accusations of corruption.

The second session of 1933 led to the decision to suspend Responsible government.

The debates have never been fully published and were reconstructed by James Hiller.

He used various sources, including The Evening Telegram and The Daily News.

A limited number of volumes are available at the Queen's Printer.

For more, see Tuesday's Telegram.

Organizations: Government House, Dominion, Queen's

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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  • Brendan White
    May 30, 2011 - 10:34

    Jim Hiller was one of my favourite History profs at MUN. Always loved his classes. Would love to read his perspective on this period in our history.

  • Robert
    May 30, 2011 - 09:20

    Perhaps the most pivital point in our history; and still very much dictating events of today! Would make for a very interesting drama play right in the Colonial Building!