Newfoundland Colony

Newfoundland Colony was an English and, later, British colony established in 1610 on the island of Newfoundland off the Atlantic coast of Canada, in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. That followed decades of sporadic English settlement on the island, which was at first seasonal, rather than permanent. It was made a Crown colony in 1824 and a Dominion in 1907.[1] Its economy collapsed during the Great Depression, and Newfoundland relinquished its dominion status, effectively becoming once again a colony governed by appointees from the Colonial Office in Whitehall in London. In 1949, the colony voted to join Canada as the Province of Newfoundland.

Newfoundland Colony
1610–1907
Escutcheon
StatusColony of England (1610–1707)
Colony of Great Britain (1707–1800)
Colony of the United Kingdom (1801–1907)
Common languagesEnglish, Newfoundland French, Newfoundland Irish
Religion
Church of England
GovernmentColony (1610–1854)
Crown colony (1854–1907)
Monarch 
 1610–1625
James I (first)
 1901-1907
Edward VII (last)
Governor 
History 
 English Colonization of Newfoundland
1610
 Dominion of Newfoundland established
1907
CurrencyNewfoundland pound (until 1865)
Newfoundland dollar (1865 onwards)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Beothuk
Dominion of Newfoundland
Today part of