Muddling Through: The Remarkable Story of the Barr Colonists

Muddling Through: The Remarkable Story of the Barr Colonists

by Lynne Bowen

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Overview

When two thousand British bank clerks, butchers, housewives, saleswomen, remittance men and ex-Boer War soldiers followed the charismatic but inept Anglican minister, Isaac Barr, to the Canadian prairies in 1903 their rallying cry was “Canada for the British.”

Despite the Canadian government’s expectations and Barr’s assurances, however, very few of the colonists knew anything about farming. As the granddaughter of Barr colonists, Lynne Bowen grew up on stories of what it was like to be young and green in the huge, raw Canadian west. These are those stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926706009
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lynne Bowen writes western Canadian history for a general audience. Her five books include two with D&M - Muddling Through: The Remarkable Story of the Barr Colonists and Those Lake People: Stories of Cowichan Lake. Among the awards her books have won are the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the Lieutenant-Governor’s Prize for Writing British Columbia History. She was the Rogers Communications Co-Chair of Creative Non-Fiction Writing at the University of British Columbia for fourteen years.

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