Helen Dawe's Sechelt
by Helen Dawe
The definitive pictoral history of Sechelt, British Columbia to 1990.
Book DescriptionAs we enter the 1990s, we mark the 100th anniversary of the decade which saw the establishment of a white settlement at Sechelt, British Columbia. The first of those settlers, Thomas John Cook, was the grandfather of Helen Dawe, who established for herself a reputation as the foremost chronicler of Sechelt history. Helen Dawe's Sechelt brings together her work on the founding and development of a community that has since become the hub of the Sunshine Coast. The book features a personal and anecdotal view of many of Secheit's founders, both white and Indian, and contains over 120 vintage photographs, taken from one of the most impressive private collections in the province.
The result is much more than a local history. It is both a case study of how modem British Columbia was built, and a personal introduction to some of the people who were its builders.