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Description - Victoria Underfoot by Brenda Clark

Dig deep into the capital of British Columbia to "take the mystery out of history". "Victoria Underfoot" is an unexpected and unusual look into the city underground. A team of British Columbia archaeologists looked everywhere to solve the mysteries down below, excavating houses, gardens and even the garbage dump! They reveal a history of Victoria that will surprise even the most knowledgeable historians, including tales of mysterious tunnels, hidden passageways and labyrinthine networks. There are stories of tunnels in Chinatown, which connected gambling rooms and opium dens and provided escape routes during police raids, and clean, bright tunnels used by government staff today. Colourfully illustrated with photographs and historical documents, "Victoria Underfoot" is an intriguing exploration of British Columbian subterranean searches. The authors' fantastic finds illustrate a history -- ancient and recent -- that is diverse and deep.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781550174199
ISBN-10: 1550174193
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Harbour Publishing
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Brenda Clark

Nick Russell joined the BSAP as a cadet in 1975 and served at Sinoia and Kariba before attending Morris Depot where he formed part of the mounted squad for the opening of parliament. After graduation he was posted to uniform-branch duties at Mount Darwin and substations in the district. He transferred to Special Branch and spent two years, mostly in the Mt Darwin area, until the cessation of hostilities. He now lives in Australia.

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