Peggy Brock

Phase 3 of the plan to resume library services has now been launched. Due to COVID-19, the Bob Harkins Branch (downtown) is open for limited service Tuesday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-2 pm. The Nechako Branch (Hart) is open Monday-Thursday 10 am-6 pm, Friday 10 am-2 pm.

Publication Award

Peggy Brock was awarded the 2014 Jeanne Clarke Local History award for publication for her book The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah: a Tsimshian man on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Based on a transcription of Arthur Wellington Clah’s daily diaries, the book offers a riveting account of a Tsimshian man who moved in both colonial and aboriginal worlds. From his birth in 1831 to his death in 1916, Clah witnessed profound change. His many voyages – physical, cultural, and spiritual – provide an unprecedented aboriginal perspective on colonial relationships on the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Peggy Brock is emeritus professor, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.