Peggy Brock

NOTICE: The Bob Harkins Branch downtown is closed for the remainder of the day (Wed June 29), due to a power outage affecting multiple businesses in the area. The Nechako Branch remains open.

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.