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Philip Akrigg was for many years professor of English at the Univeristy of British Columbia. Helen Akrigg also taught at UBC and is a past president of the British Columbia Historical Association.
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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: UBC Press; 3rd ed. edition (May 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0774806370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0774806374
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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The co-authors of the book (husband and wife) both share an interest in the origins of British Columbia's place names. The wife has an MA in History from The University of British Columbia. The husband was a faculty member of the English Dept. at the University of British Columbia. The book was published in Victoria, B.C. Some of the interesting information the book mentions in it is are as follows: Vancouver was named after Captain George Vancouver. Victoria is named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901). Stanley Park was named after Lord Stanley of Preston, Governor General of Canada in Sept. 1888. Duncan was named after William Chalmers Duncan, born in 1836 in Ontario, arriving in Victoria in May 1862. His son Kenneth became the first mayor of Duncan. Kamloops gets its name from the Shuswap Indians meaning the meeting of waters. Prince Rupert was named after Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-1682). Dawson Creek is named after Dr. George Dawson (1849-1901), the famous geologist who in 1895 became the head of the Geological Survey of Canada. Prince George was originally called Fort George and named after King George III. Terrace's name comes from a series of terraces (benches) rising above the Skeena. New Westminster was Queen's Victoria personal choice name. Surrey was probably so named because it was South of New Westminster, just as in England. Richmond was believed to be named after a place in Australia. This is an excellent book to have whether one is a resident of British Columbia or a visitor living outside British Columbia wanting a souvenir from B.C.
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