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Cassie Brown (1919–1986)

Author of Death on the Ice: The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914

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Cassie Eileen Brown (1919 – 1986) was a journalist, author, publisher and editor born in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada, and moved to St. John's with her family in the 1930s. Brown is most distinguished for her books Death on the Ice which was featured in Reader's Digest and the Wreck of the Florizel.

Brown won awards in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters competition for 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957. She began writing as a teenager and later worked as a freelance writer of scripts and educational broadcasts for CBC. She was a reporter for The Daily News of St. John's from 1959 to 1966 and publisher of the magazine Newfoundland Women from 1961 to 1964.

Brown was elected to the executive of the Newfoundland Drama Society and made an honorary life member. She was also President of Karwood Limited, a real estate development company from Mt. Pearl.
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