Mainland South Heritage Society

A Canadian Registered Charity No. 876763103RR0001


Deadman's: Melville Island and it's Burial Ground

by Iris Shea and Heather Watts


Iris Shea and Heather Watts, both members of Mainland South Heritage Society,  have uncovered the stories of hundreds of prisoners of war, refugees and fever victims who were once unwilling residents of Melville Island’s prison. Some of them were buried under the pines of Deadman’s Island. Abundantly illustrated, this book reveals the prison buildings of the past and the ghosts of Deadman’s Island.


Now available for a donation of $10 CAD with proceeds going to the Mainland South Heritage Society.  Please contact Iris Shea ([email protected]) to reserve your copy today. Shipping charges apply ($5 in Canada, $7 in USA).

Discovering Our Past Volumes, From Armdale to Pennant

Volume 1, 2 & 3

by Iris V. Shea


Volume 1: A series of 10 articles published in the Chebucto News in 1999 and 2000 and compiled in a booklet December 2000 as a fundraiser for Mainland South Heritage Society.


Volume 2: A series of articles published in the Chebucto News in 2001 and 2002 and compiled in a booklet February 2007as a fundraiser for Mainland South Heritage Society.


Volume 3: A series of 12 articles pertaining to the history of the communities from Armdale to Pennant, published in Chebucto News 2002 and 2003, and compiled in this booklet September 2007 as a fundraiser for Mainland South Heritage Society.


To reserve your copy please contact Iris Shea ([email protected]) or print and mail the order form to address provided at the top of the page.


Click here to see what articles are included in each volume.



Heritage Calendars


A calendar of historic photographs was published for sale in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2003. Surplus calendars may be purchased for $5.00 (plus postage if applicable) by contacting Leslie Harnish (or any of the other Society members).


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Click here to see all photos published in past MSHS calendars.


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