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BC Studies Special Issue no. 185 Barkerville





VANCOUVER, BC BC Studies Quarterly Journal is pleased to announce the publishing of our Special Issue no. 185 Barkerville edited by Jaqueline Holler, is available now.

Barkerville and British Columbia,” guest edited by Jacqueline Holler of the University of Northern British Columbia grew out of a collaboration between scholars at UNBC, the research staff at the Barkerville Historic Site, the Royal BC Museum, the Heritage Branch of the BC Government, and the editorial staff at BC Studies. 

This special issue is an important step toward redressing a remarkable lack of engaged scholarship on the gold rushes that were so important to early British Columbia and features seven articles on overlooked topics: First Nations involvement in Barkerville's economy, by Mica Jorgenson; the archaeology of the Chinese at Barkerville and in early British Columbia, by Douglas Ross; the Barkerville stores of the Hudson's Bay Company and Kwong Lee & Co., by Ramona Boyle and Tzu-i Chung; the "Eldorado Vernacular" architecture of early Barkerville, by Jennifer Iredale; the Cariboo photography of Frederick Dally and the chequered career of the gold miner Tom Pattullo, by Don Bourdon; and new directions in Barkerville and Cariboo history, by Chris Herbert.

Cover Art: "View of Barker claim and town from the Canadian cabin,” June 1863, a water- colour by the Danish artist Peter Toft (1825- 1901). Courtesy Barkerville Historic Site.

Recent Special Issues:
No. 182 The Great War Summer 2014
No. 179 Ethnobotany of BC Fall 2013
About BC Studies:
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