The Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing 2014
2nd prize: Robert Budd, Echoes of British Columbia: Voices from the Frontier (Harbour Publishing).
3rd prize: Lily Siewsan Chow, Blood and Sweat Over the Railway Tracks: Chinese Labourers Constructing the Canadian Pacific Railway (1880-1885). (UBC & Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC).
Honourable Mentions (alphabetical):
• Bart van den Berk, ed., The History of Leechtown, Part I: The VIEE and the Discovery of Gold on the Sook and Leech Rivers (VandeBerk-Books).
• Elsie Paul, Written as I Remember It: Teachings (??ms ta?aw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder (UBC Press).
• Jay Sherwood, Surveying Southern British Columbia: A Photojournal of Frank Swannell, 1901-07 (Caitlin Press)
2013: Ralph Drew, Forest & Fjord, the History of Belcarra (self published, 2013). Read about Ralph Drew here.
2012 – Derek Hayes, British Columbia: a New Historical Atlas. Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre Read about Derek Hayes here.
2011 – Chuck Davis, The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver Read about Chuck Davis.
2010 – Sylvia Olsen, Working with Wool: a Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater. Read about Sylvia Olsen.
2009 – Andrew Scott, Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: a Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia. Read about Andrew Scott.
2008 – Eric Jamieson, Tragedy at Second Narrows: the Story of the Ironworkers’ Memorial Bridge. Read about Eric Jamieson.
2007 – Judy Thompson, Recording Their Story: James Tiet and the Tahltan. Read about Judy Thompson.
2006 – K. Jane Watt, High Water: Living with the Fraser Floods. Read about K. Jane Watt.
2005 – Derek Hayes, Historical Atlas of Vancouver. Read about Derek Hayes.
2004 – Nancy J. Turner, Plants of the Haida Gwaii. Read about Nancy Turner.
2003 – Jean Barman, Sojourning Sisters: the Lives and Letters of Jessie and Annie McQueen. Read about Jean Barman.
2002 – Francis Mansbridge, Launching History: the Saga of Burrard Dry Dock. Read about Francis Mansbridge.
2001 – Milton Parent, Circle of Silver. Read about Milton Parent.
2000 – Richard Sommerset Mackie, Island Timber: a Social History of the Comox Logging Company, Vancouver Island. Read about Richard Mackie.
1998 – Kathryn Bridge, By Snowshoe, Buckboard and Steamer: Women of the Frontier. Read about Kathryn Bridge.
1997 – Richard Somerset Mackie, Trading Beyond the Mountains: the British Fur Trade on the Pacific 1793–1843. Read about Richard Mackie.
1995 – Christine Frances Dickinson & Diane Solie Smith, Atlin: the Story of British Columbia’s Last Gold Rush.
1994 – Tom Henry, The Good Company: an Affectionate History of the Union Steamships. Read about Tom Henry.
1993 – Allison Mitcham, Taku, the Heart of North America’s Last Great Wilderness.
1992 – James R. Gibson, Otter Skins, Boston Ships and China Goods. Read about James Gibson.
1991 – Geoff Meggs, Salmon, the Decline of the West Coast Fishery. Read about Geoff Meggs.
1990 – Paul Tennant, Aboriginal People and Politics: the Indian Land Question in British Columbia, 1849-1989. Read about Paul Tennant.
1989 – John Hayman, Robert Brown and the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition. Read about John Hayman.
1988 – Peter B. Waite, Lord of Point Grey: Larry MacKenzie of UBC, and Bridget Moran, Stoney Creek Woman: Sai’k’uz Ts’eke — the Story of Mary John.
1987 – Lynn Bowen, Three Dollar Dreams. Read about Lynn Bowen.
1986 – Charles Lillard, Seven Shillings a Year: the History of Vancouver Island. Read about Charles Lillard.
1985 – John Norris, Old Silverton 1891–1930. Read about John Norris.
1984 – Barry M. Gough, Gunboat Frontier British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians. 1846–1890. Read about Barry Gough
1983 – Daphne Sleigh, Discovering Deroche: From Nicomen to Lake Errock. Read about Daphne Sleigh.