These photos are of a monument at the Sainte Anne du Bocage sanctuary at Caraquet. The monument of the Great Upheaval/ Le Grand Dérangement.
To speak about this region of Canada which is also called “Acadia”( from the word Arcadia or idyllic place) is to know what the great upheaval was. In brief, this happened in 1755 when the Acadians ( French-speaking Catholic residents of the Eastern Maritimes) were kicked out of their homelands by the English.
You can read the brief History and the deportation chart in the photos. You get a quick feeling for the uprooting of these poor people. The Acadians were sent to many places in the world. Families were separated, people died during the long boat trips and they were all forced to live in places far from their homelands. A sad chapter in the History of Canada and of the world.