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BOOK - In Search of the Red Dragon - The Welsh in Canada
By Carol Bennett
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2022
Originally published by Juniper Books, Renfrew, 1985
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In this book, Carol Bennett describes Welsh immigration and settlements, discusses the survival of the Welsh language and cultural institutions in Canada, and tells the story of a number of famous Canadians of Welsh extraction. This is a celebration of the Welsh people as part of the Canadian cultural mosiac.

Where is Wales? Nothing makes a Welshman see red dragons faster than the careless person who says "ah, that's in England!" England and Wales are both part of Great Britain, but they are most definitely two separate countries, just as Scotland and Ireland are separate countries. Wales has her own language (Cymraeg) her own national anthem (Hen Wlad fy Nhadau) and her own flag, (a red dragon on a background of green and white.) St. David is her patron saint.

The Welsh in Canada have been generally disregarded by writers and historians. They came here in fewer numbers than other ethnic groups such as the Irish and the Scots, and as a result their contribution to Canadian life has been overlooked. Nevertheless, they have made a significant impact on this country, as politicians,journalists, artists and clergy.

In Search of the Red Dragon: The Welsh in Canada, received the Ninnau award for its contribution to North American Welsh culture

Contents include:
  • Introduction
  • Wales and the Welsh
    • The Background
    • Wales
    • The Welsh language
    • Old traditions
    • Music
    • The eisteddfod
    • Who are the Welsh?
    • A note on names
    • Welsh place names
    • Are you Welsh?
  • The Welsh in Canada
    • Immigration
    • Cambriol
    • The Loyalists
    • The Welsh in the Maritimes
    • Cardigan. New Brunswick
    • London Township
    • Toronto
    • Manitoba
    • The Patagonians
    • Wood River
    • Gwilym Jones
    • The Immigrant Woman
    • Elizabeth Simcoe
    • Margaret Williams Roberts
    • Mary Thomas Jesshope
    • The Little Immigrants
    • Religion in Wales
    • Worship in Canada
    • The Reverend T.E. Jeffreys
    • Rt. Reverend Richard Roberts
    • The Most Reverend Derwyn T. Owen
    • Anglican Bishops
    • The Gymanfa Ganu
    • The Musical Garraways
    • Welsh Societies of Canada
    • The newspapers
  • The Welsh at Work
    • Famous People
    • David Thompson
    • Robert Harris
    • A tale of black gold
    • The Journalists
    • Leonard W. Brockington
    • The Political Scene
    • Senator Rupert Davies
    • A question of magic
    • W.H. Davies
    • Tragedy at Turtle Mountain
    • Blame it on the Kaiser
    • The Welsh Today
    • The Welsh in Canada -Lhe fuLure
  • Index (click here to browse the complete Index)
  • 251 Pages
  • 6 X 9"
  • Maps
  • Photographs & illustrations
  • Index
  • Originally published by Juniper Books, Renfrew, 1985 under ISBN 0-919137-13-x
  • This new edition published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2022 under ISBN 978-1-77240-198-1

About the author: Carol Bennett-McCuaig
Carol Bennett-McCuaig (1938-2018) was a former weekly newspaper editor who became a prolific and respected author. She earned two degrees from the University of Waterloo, one in History and the other in Religious Studies. She wrote sixty three books, including regional histories, commissioned works and books geared to helping people who are researching their Lanark and Renfrew County (Ontario) roots, and a long list of historical novels. One of her histories, In Search of the Red Dragon: The Welsh in Canada, received the Ninnau award for its contribution to North American Welsh culture. In 1997 she received an Achievement Award from the Ontario Heritage Foundation, for her body of work in recording regional history.

Click for a list of Carol Bennett-McCuaig's books

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