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Living with Our History

Across the Maritimes there are plaques, statues, place names and school names honouring the region's colonial heroes.

But how much do most of us know about people such as Colonial Robert Monkton, or Lord Andrew Rollo or Geoffrey Amherst?

And if we DID know all about them...would we still want to celebrate them?

This week on Maritime Magazine, an amateur history sleuth finds out the story behind one of the plaques in Halifax's Victorian-era Public Gardens. And a local historian looks at the issues inherent in celebrating our colonial past.

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