‘‘A public hanging right here! The ‘wasteland’ territory is being settled south of Quebec City; a time of incredible change. And then… a murder, trial, public hanging, transportation to Van Diemen’s Land, lost ancestors, re-discovery and many more surprises…’’
In this My Morrin event, Steven L. Cameron tells the story of a prisoner who was hanged above the Morrin Centre’s entrance. William Suitor was executed in 1834 for murder. His father and brother were sent to Van Diemen’s Land, Tasmania and, to this day, descendants contact Steve to learn about Suitor’s story.
Steven L. Cameron is a former VP of the Literary & Historical Society of Quebec & Co-Founder of Coirneal Cealteach (an Irish Heritage group). He has a business degree from the University of Concordia that allowed him to work in senior management positions with Imperial Oil, Alcan, Canada Post Corporation and Societe de Transport de Quebec. He is the author of 3 non-fiction works about the stories of the ancestor-settlers. He lives in Tir-Na-N’Og, in Ste. Agathe de Lotbiniere, where he pursues his research.
His passion: finding, saving, sharing and documenting the stories for the next generation (Keeping them alive!)
My Morrin allows members to lead events sponsored by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (Morrin Centre). Members are thus encouraged to submit ideas for arts, heritage and education activities. Consult the My Morrin page for more information and to submit your projects.