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High Slack back in print

"Engaging,"" says BC Studies"

2010.06.21 — Originally published in 1996, High Slack: Waddington's Gold Road and the Bute Inlet Massacre of 1864 is back in print.

In the winter of 1861, Robert Homfray made a perilous journey up Bute Inlet to begin surveying for Alfred Waddington’s 'gold road’, which was to link British Columbia’s coast with the Cariboo. It was hoped that the road would open up the territory to gold prospectors and homesteaders; instead, it dead-ended just above Homathko Canyon with the massacre of the road crew sent to build it. The colonial government called it murder; the Tsilhqot’in people called it war.

High Slack is Judith Williams's account of this important event in the history of British Columbia. It is Number 4 in the Transmontanus series edited by Terry Glavin.

Some praise:

"This engrossing and well-researched account of life in the interior of British Columbia over 130 years ago is greatly enhanced by maps and black-and-white photographs."" - Canadian Book Review Annual"