“At the confluence of worlds”: new issue of Magazine Gaspésie

« À la confluence des mondes » : nouveau numéro du Magazine Gaspésie
Gaspé, Thursday, November 25, 2021 - The Gaspésie Museum presents its latest issue of Gaspésie Magazine : At the confluence of worlds , a publication in continuity with the Museum's new eponymous permanent exhibition. Explore the history of the peninsula, from its beginnings to today, through the lens of its connections to the world. Although it may seem isolated, Gaspésie is nevertheless at the heart of a veritable maritime route. It thus finds itself at the forefront of explorations, colonial wars, globalization as well as some more recent national and global events. A new reading of certain parts of this story is revealed to you in the issue At the Confluence of Worlds, currently on newsstands and online. At the heart of a true maritime route The issue begins with the arrival of the first occupants of Gaspésie 10,000 years ago. Then, it is the encounter with Europe. Learn about the "discovery" of America by Jacques Cartier in a decolonized story, relating the point of view of the Huron‐Wendat Nation. During the French Regime, fishing stations were vulnerable and Isle Percée was attacked in 1690 by real pirates! Obviously, cod is a must. Read the story of Charles Robin's trip in 1787 and see how his "lobbying" will be decisive for the rest of his business. It will put in place a whole network constituting today a built heritage to be protected. The international cod trade will be so important that consulates and customs will emerge, in Gaspé, but also in Chaleur Bay. However, this influx brings challenges. Did you know that a sanitary office to counter cholera was established in New Carlisle in 1832? More recently, a significant episode of the Second World War is that of the battle of Hong Kong where many Gaspésiens are imprisoned. Remember also in photos of several mobilizations of the 20th century and their echoes that resonate well beyond the Gaspésie. Finally, see how the events related to the “Salmon Wars” in 1981 marked the beginning of the assertion of Aboriginal rights. “Several articles are the result of extensive research and lift the veil on little-known aspects of our history. commented Marie-Josée Lemaire-Caplette, editor-in-chief. Get the print or digital version of At the Confluence of the Worlds on newsstands, online at magazinegaspesie.ca or by phone at 418 368-1534, ext. 104. You can also subscribe to either version or give it as a gift. -30- Image: Cover of Gaspésie Magazine “At the confluence of worlds”; illustrations: Réjean Roy. Information : Marie-Josee Lemaire-Caplette Editor-in-chief of Magazine Gaspésie C: magazine@museedelagaspesie.ca │ T: 418 368-1534, ext. 106 Source: Gaspésie Magazine