This banner was carried by nine year old Robert Dawson, Jr. (1858-1929) of Bridgewater in an Anti-Confederation parade. The people of Nova Scotia strongly believed that their local needs would be better met through their colonial governments, rather than those of a larger country and therefore opposed confederation. These people were known as the Anti-Confederates or “Anties”.
Reference: DesBrisay Museum 488.5
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