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- DescriptionIn a follow-up to his well-received Voices of British Columbia , Robert Budd returns with more captivating tales of the province's pioneering past in the very words of the people who lived them. Between 1959 and 1966, the late CBC Radio journalist Imbert Orchard travelled across British Columbia with recording engineer Ian Stephen, conducting interviews with some of the province's most remarkable and inspiring pioneers. The resulting collection contained 998 conversations totalling 2,700 hours of material -- one of the largest oral history collections in the world and a precious treasury of western heritage. In this book Budd skilfully renders some of the most entertaining and astonishing accounts from the Orchard collection into entrancing prose. There are tales about rawhiding to the Klondike; being rescued by the legendary Chief Capoose; of riding and racing horses standing up; of homesteading, birth and murder. You will meet Pattie Halsam, who grew up at remote Cape Beale Lighthouse and travelled to Victoria by cae. You will laugh and cry with Bob Gamman as he transports a frozen corpse via wicker laundry basket and tugboat. You will thrill to Thomas Bullman's eyewitness account of the siege of the murderous McLean Gang's cabin in Douglas Lake. Combining text, archival photographs and original sound recordings on three CDs, this collection brings the reader (and listener) in intimate contact with British Columbia's past, deepening our understanding of the characters and events that shaped the province.
- Author BiographyRobert (Lucky) Budd holds an MA in history and has digitised many high-profile oral history collections including that of the Nisgaa First Nation. He is the co-author of the immensely popular Northwest Coast Legend series -- including Raven Brings the Light and Cloudwalker -- and is the author of Voices of British Columbia (Douglas & McIntyre, 2010), a best-seller which was shortlisted for the 2011 Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice Award. He currently lives in Victoria, BC.
- Author(s)Robert Budd
- PublisherHarbour Publishing
- Date of Publication01/10/2014
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintHarbour Publishing
- Content Note100 b/w photos
- Weight756 g
- Width190 mm
- Height255 mm
- Spine20 mm
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