Nova Scotia Archives

Gideon White Family Papers


Plan of Port Roseway Harbour

Detailed inset map shows both the black refugee community of Burch Town (Birchtown) and the black suburb of Shelburne, Black Town.

Black Town was founded by black settlers driven from Shelburne by white labourers and disbanded soldiers during the 'race riot' of July 1784.

Date: 12 July 1798

Reference: A New Chart of the Coast of Nova Scotia...by Captain Holland NSARM Map Collection: 239-1798

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