Coal Mining

Audain, James. From Coalmine to Castle: The Story of the Dunsmuirs of Vancouver Island. New York: Pageant Press, 1955.

Audain, James. Alex Dunsmuir’s Dilemma. Victoria, BC: Sunnylane Publishing, 1964.

Belshaw, John Douglas. Colonization and Community: The Vancouver Island Coalfield and the Making of the British Columbian Working Class. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002.

Bowen, Lynne. Boss Whistle: The Coal Miners of Vancouver Island Remember. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan Books, 1982.

Bowen, Lynne. Robert Dunsmuir: Laird of the Mines. Montreal: XYZ Publishing, 1999.

Bowen, Lynne. The Dunsmuirs of Nanaimo. Nanaimo, BC: The Nanaimo Festival, 1989.

Bowen, Lynne. Three Dollar Dreams. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan Books, 1987.

Johnson-Cull, Viola. Chronicle of Ladysmith and District. [Ladysmith, BC]: Ladysmith New Horizons Historical Society, 1980.

Lahti, Osmo. “Early Finnish-Canadian Coal Mining Communities in Wellington, Extension, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, and Chase River.” In FUSAC ’88 ACÉFO: Proceedings of the 6th Annual Meeting of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada, Windsor, Ont., June 1988, edited by Joel Ashmore Nevis, 67-76. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989. [Note: copies of this paper are also available in the libraries at UBC and VIU.]

Lindsay, Shari. Coal Mine Underground Working Atlas. Nanaimo, BC: Pacific Spatial Systems, 2004.

Paterson, T.W. and Garnet Basque. Ghost Towns & Mining Camps of Vancouver Island. Surrey, BC: Heritage House, 1999.

Reksten, Terry. The Dunsmuir Saga. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1991.

Reeve, Lynn, ed. “The Mining Years: 1905-1943.” In Lantzville: The First Hundred Years, 9-25. Lantzville, BC: Lantzville Historical Society, 2007.

South Wellington Historical Committee. South Wellington: Stories from the Past 1880s-1950s. Victoria, BC: First Choice Books, 2010.