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The Native Voice: The Story of How Maisie Hurley & Canada’s First Aboriginal Newspaper Changed a Nation
By Eric Jamieson, 2016, Caitlin Publishing
Award-winning author Eric Jamieson tells the story of Welsh-born Maisie Hurley’s advocacy for the rights and recognition of aboriginal people. The newspaper she started, The Native Voice, was a catalyst for change reporting on relevant news and stories of everyday life to First Nations throughout BC. Maisie Hurley received many gifts from First Nations communities in appreciation of her work. Her collection now resides at the North Vancouver Museum. $24.95
The Green Necklace: The Vision Quest of Edward Mahon
By Walter O. Volovsek, 2012, Otmar Publishing
This is an intimate look at the entrepreneurial spirit, family life, and the lasting contributions of Edward Mahon to the development of North Vancouver as well as other business ventures. $25.00
North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Neighbourhood
Shervin Shahriari, 2009, Arcadia Publishing
Through rare historic photographs illustrating how people lived, played and worked in years past, this book explores intriguing aspects of local history. $24.95
The Ambitious City. A History of the City of North Vancouver
Warren Sommer, 2007, Harbour Publishing
A dynamic popular history that includes first-person accounts of the community’s fascinating history together with a host of archival photographs and illustrations. $44.95
Tragedy at Second Narrows. The Story of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge
Eric Jamieson, 2008, Harbour Publishing
A detailed reconstruction of the worst industrial accident in Vancouver history, the 1958 collapse of a bridge spanning the Second Narrows, in which 18 workers were killed. $32.95 (Hardcover); $22.95 (Softcover)
Launching History. The Saga of the Burrard Dry Dock
Francis Mansbridge, 2002, Harbour Publishing
A maritime story of imagination and success, detailing the fascinating history of one of the westcoast’s major shipbuilders. Includes over 150 photos. $39.95
Early Days in Lynn Valley
Walter MacKay Draycott, 2000, District of North Vancouver, $15.00
A photographic history of Lynn Valley, the District of North Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, as seen through the eyes of a pioneer and long-time resident.
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company: A Short History of the North Shore Subdivision 1914-1928
Patrick O. Hind, ca. 1999, North Vancouver Museum & Archives, $13.95
Learn why a short-lived B.C. railway, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, was significant, but neither ‘Great’ nor ‘Eastern’.
Timber Down The Capilano
David M. Rees-Thomas, 1979, BC Historical Railway Association, $9.00
This booklet provides a photographic history of logging and of the north shore’s Capilano Timber Company.
Their Own History: Women’s Contribution to the Labour Movement of British Columbia
Betty Griffin and Susan Lockhart, 2002, United Fishermen & Allied Workers’ Union/ CAW Seniors Club, $22.95
Through timelines, interviews and reflection on events, this book illustrates how women in B.C. struggled for equality, human rights and helped trade unions.
Rhymes of a Western Logger
Robert E. Swanson, 1992, Harbour Publishing, $16.95
These rollicking ballads and poems come from the great oral tradition of BC woodsmen during the first half of the century, when real men not only read poetry but wrote and recited it.
Conceived in War, Born in Peace: Canada’s Deep Sea Merchant Marine
S.C. Heal, 1992, Cordillera Publishing Company, $9.95
The author provides details about Canada’s large, wartime Merchant Fleet and its aftermath.
Full Line Full Away: Towboat Master’s Story
James E. “Ted” Wilson & S.C. Heal, 1991, Cordillera Publishing Company, $9:95
Following the colourful career of Captain Wilson who started as a fourteen year old deckhand and rose to become a licensed master while working B.C.’s coastal towboat fleet.
The Hidden Journals: Captain Vancouver & His Mapmaker
Wade Baker & Mary Tasi, 2015, Sky Spirit Studio Books, $21.95
Storied revealed about Captain George Vancouver and his work on the westcoast of North America with the indigenous people there.
The best of Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George and Helmut Hirnschall, 2004, Hancock House Publishers, $9.95. A combination of two best sellers, My Heart Soars and My Spirit Soars, this illustrated volume of poems includes Chief Dan George’s famous Lament for Confederation.