Gordon Haliburton

Gordon Haliburton was born in Avonport, Nova Scotia. He studied at Acadia and Dalhousie universities and received his PhD from the University of London. For many years, Haliburton’s research and teaching interests centred on Africa, but has recently revived an earlier interest in local history. His previous publications include Family Ties: The Ancestral and Familial Connections of Thomas Chandler Haliburton and The Story of the Rev. Duncan Ross.

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Horton Point: A History of Avonport
Gordon Haliburton

1998 / History / $19.95
9781894031073 / Trade paper / 336 pp

In this history, Gordon M. Haliburton traces the rise and ebb of the Annapolis Valley community of Avonport from its earliest settlement through to today. From discussions of the formidable influences of industrialist L. E. Shaw and the Dominion Atlantic Railway to genealogical information and anecdotes, Haliburton gathers a mix of historical documentation and community oral history into an account that is as personal and entertaining as it is informative.

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