Deep and Sheltered Waters: The History of Tod Inlet

November 6, 2020|
Deep and Sheltered Waters: The History of Tod Inlet
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**A vivid social history of a remarkable place, drawing on research as deep as the waters themselves.**This book brings to light the fascinating story of a community and place: Tod Inlet, near Victoria, BC. From the original inhabitants from the Tsartlip First Nation to the lost community of immigrant workers from China and India, from a company town to the development of parkland, the wealth of history in this rich area reflects much of the history of the entire province. The story of Tod Inlet and its communities spans from Vancouver Island to the BC coast north to Ocean Falls, south to California, and east to Golden, BC.
David Gray draws from from interviews with elders of the Tsartlip First Nation, descendants of the Chinese and Sikh workers, and the local community, and from archives held in Victoria and Ottawa. This detailed, illustrated book by an award-winning filmmaker tells the whole story of the natural area, the archaeological sites, the community of Tod Inlet, the Vancouver Portland Cement Company and cement plant (an industrial first), and the development of the Butchart Gardens.

Title:Deep and Sheltered Waters: The History of Tod Inlet
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:November 6, 2020
Publisher:The Royal British Columbia Museum
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780772679437

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