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.