Ken Halberg Self-Publishes Autobiography Describing His Life in British Columbia

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Gerry Burch, the subject of this earlier oral history interview, writes to say that 95-year-old Ken Halberg has just self-published an autobiography. His book gives readers a peek back into the past describing everything from the frontier days of gold rushes, Great Depression hardships to the dangerous early logging industry days.

For more info, consult the article from the Nanaimo News Bulletin right here.

The book is $24 plus postage, and to acquire your own copy you can write to Ken at

Featured image: Tent settlement at Bennett Lake, British Columbia, ca. 1898. Photo by Eric A. Hegg. University of Washington Collection. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

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David Brownstein is the Principal of Klahanie Research Ltd ( He is also a longstanding UBC sessional instructor, and the continuing co-ordinator of NiCHE's "The Canadian Forest-History Preservation Project" (still facilitating archival donations after 11 years).

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