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Bowen, Lynne. Those Lake People: Stories of Cowichan Lake (Vancouver, BC: Douglas and McIntyre, 1995).

Downs, Barry. Sacred Places: British Columbia's Early Churches (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1980).

Drushka, Ken. Working in the Woods. (Madeira Park BC: Harbour Publishing, 1992).

Elliot, Gordon, ed. Memories of the Chemainus Valley: A History of People (Victoria, British Columbia: Chemainus Valley Historical Society, 1978).

Fundamental English Class, Malaspina University College, eds. Loggers, Wives and Sawmill Workers: Memories from the Cowichan Valley (Duncan, BC: Malaspina University College, Cowichan Campus, 1994).

Henry, Tom. Small City in a Big Valley: The Story of Duncan (Madeira Park BC: arbour Publishing, 1999).

Hodding, Bruce. North Cowichan: A History in Photographs (The Corporation of the istrict of North Cowichan: Rainshadow Press, 1998).

Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada Local 1-80 60th Anniversary Committee. WA Canada: A 60 Year History 1937-1997 (Duncan, BC: IWA, 1997).

Garner, Joe. Never Chop your Rope: A Story of British Columbia Logging and the People Who Logged. (Nanaimo, BC: Cinnibar Press, 1988).

Gold, Wilmer. Logging as it Was: A Pictorial History of Logging on Vancouver Island. (Victoria, BC: Morriss Publishing, 1985).

Gould, Ed. Logging: British Columbia's Logging History (Canada: Hancock House Publishers, 1975).

Griffiths, Bus. Now you're Logging. (Madeira Park BC: Harbour Publishing, 1978).

Lilliard, Charles. Seven Shillings a Year: The History of Vancouver Island (Ganges, BC: Horsdal and Schubart Publishers, 1993).

Lugrin, N. de Bertrand. The Pioneer Women of Vancouver Island 1943-1866 (Victoria: The Women's Canadian Club of Victoria, 1928).

MacInnes, Ian. Hillcrest: A History of Vancouver Island's Hillcrest Logging Company (Duncan BC: Firgrove Publishing, 2003).

Mackay, Ellen. Places of Worship In the Cowichan and Chemainus Valleys (Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1990).

Mayo, Joan. Paldi Remembered: 50 Years in the Life of a Vancouver Island Logging Town (Duncan, BC: Paldi History Committee, 1997).

The Museum at Campbell River. The Raincoast Kitchen: Coastal Cuisine With a Dash of History (Madeira Park BC: Harbour Publishing, 1996).

Muthanna, I.M. People of India in North America (India: Lotus Printers, 1982).

Neufeld, Andrew and Parnaby, Andrew. The IWA in Canada: The Life and Times of an Industrial Union (Vancouver, BC: IWA Canada/New Star Books, 2000).

Norcross, Elizabeth Blanche. The Warm Land: A History of Cowichan (Duncan, BC: Island Books, 1975).

Olson, Barbara and Gunderson, Rollie, eds. Family Trees: The Growth of a Forest Community, Lake Cowichan 1944-1994 (Lake Cowichan, BC: 50th Anniversary Book Committee Lake Cowichan, 1994).

Pain, Rodney and Shakespeare, Mary. West Coast Logging 1840-1910. (Ottawa, Ontario: National Museums of Canada, 1977).

Paterson, T.W. Cowichan Chronicles, Volume I (Duncan, BC: Firgrove Publishing, 2001).

The Pioneer Researchers, compilers. Memories Never Lost: Stories of the Pioneer Women of the Cowichan Valley and a Brief History of the Valley 1850-1920 (Manitoba: Pioneer Researchers, 1986).

Raincoast Historical Society. Raincoast Chronicle, various issues, Madeira Park, BC.

Rajala, Richard. Cowichan Lake Region Heritage Inventory (Lake Cowichan, 1992).

Rajala, Richard. The Legacy and the Challenge: A Century of the Forest Industry at Cowichan Lake (Lake Cowichan, BC: Lake Cowichan Heritage Advisory Committee, 1993).

Saywell, John F.T. Kaatza: The Chronicles of Cowichan Lake (Sidney, BC: Peninsula Writing Co., Ltd., 1967).

Singh, Narindar. Canadian Sikhs: History, Religion and Culture of Sikhs in North America (Ottawa: Canadian Sikhs; Studies Institute, 1994).

Swanson, Robert. Whistle Punks & Widow-Makers: Tales of the B.C. Woods. (Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 1993).

Trower, Peter and Griffiths, Bus. Bush Poems (Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 1978).

Turner, Robert D. Logging By Rail: The British Columbia Story (Victoria: Sono Nis Press, 1990).

White, Elwood and Wilkie, David. Shays on the Switchbacks: A History of the Narrow Gauge Lenora, Mt. Sicker Railway (Victoria: The British Columbia Railway Historical Association, 1963).

Manak, Sonia and Manhas, Harpal. Shakti Building a Community: The Early Days of Sikh Canadians in British Columbia (exhibit display, BC Forest Discovery Centre).

Additional Sources

Archives: Cowichan Valley Museum Archives, Duncan, BC
Archives: IWA Local 1-80 Archives, Duncan, BC
Archives: Kaatza Station Museum Archives, Lake Cowichan, BC
Archives: BC Forest Discovery Centre Archives, Duncan, BC

The Cowichan News Leader, various, 1905-2004
The Victoria Daily Colonist, various, 1908-2004
Victoria Times Colonist, various, 2000-2004
Daily Free Press, October 19, 1963

Interview with Vern Wellburn, conducted by Angela Andersen, August 3, 2004, Duncan, BC
Interview with Al Lundgren, conducted by Angela Andersen, August 3, 2004, Duncan, BC

Additional video interviews used in Memories from the Past supplied by Kaatza Station Museum Archives, Lake Cowichan, BC including the following:

1. Trevor Green - Acc. # 2002.26.16a the interview was conducted by Elaine Holm and taped by Shaw Cable in Duncan, c1985
2. Mr. Johal - Acc. # 2002.26.8a
3. Lake Cowichan OAP (Old Age Pensioners) Oral Inventory Project - Acc. # 2001.25.17 Videotaped by Barbara Simkins on Jan. 13, 1990. The men interviewed were Ralph Godfrey, Gordon Dods, Clarence Whittingham and Fred Ozero was the interviewer.