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Reading the land : rural discourse and the practice of settlement, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, 1859-1891

@inproceedings{Sandwell1997ReadingTL,
  title={Reading the land : rural discourse and the practice of settlement, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, 1859-1891},
  author={R. Sandwell},
  year={1997}
}
This study examines the history of Salt Spring Island, which lies between the mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, in the first years of non-Native settlement, 1859 to 1891. Its foundation is a quantitative database, compiled from a wide variety of routinely-generated sources that detail the lives of island residents over time. Land records, rarely used by 1. British Columbia historians, provide important insights into the relationships between landownership, household and… Expand
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