42 - The Gold Rush That Created British Columbia

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In which we talk about the 1858 Fraser River gold rush, its part in the creation of the colony of British Columbia, and a modern take on the event in Raymond Maher's 'The Deadly Five' novel.
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Further Reading:

  • Boissery, Beverly. Beyond Hope: An Illustrated History of the Fraser and Cariboo Gold Rush, Dundurn Press, 2003.
  • Geddes, Gary. "British Columbia, Writing in." The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Gough, Barry M. "Fraser, Simon." The Oxford Companion to Canadian History, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Klan, Yvonne. The Old Red Shirt: Pioneer Poets of British Columbia, New Star Books, 2004.
  • Loo, Tina. "New Caledonia." The Oxford Companion to Canadian History, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Maher, Raymond. The Deadly Five, Friesen Press, 2020.
  • McDonald, Robert A. J. "British Columbia." The Oxford Companion to Canadian History, Oxford University Press, 2004.

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