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c. Newfoundland, 1855–1878
1855
 
Responsible government was granted. The bicameral legislature comprised the Legislative Council (15 members), which was appointed by the governor-in-council, and the House of Assembly (36 members), which was elective. A responsible cabinet was instituted.  1
 
1864
 
Copper was discovered in the north, and mining operations were begun.  2
 
1873
 
Direct steam communication with England and America was established.  3
 
 
 
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