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1 Olive, W. H. T.; Safarik, Allan The Olive Diary: The Gripping Tale of W.H.T. Olive's Adventures in the Klondyke of 1898
Surrey, BC, Canada Timberholme Books Ltd 1998 1894254007 / 9781894254007 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
1894254007 220 pages including many excellent black and white photographs. Author was born in 1865 in Truro, Cornwall, where he apprenticed in woodworking and architecture. A restless young man, he emigrated to British Columbia where he worked on the province's new parliament buildings. His life's path saw him as boat builder, homesteader, garage owner, justice of the peace - a man of diverse talents and skills. It was his boat building expertise which got Olive to the Klondyke, constructing boats for the Bennett Lake & Klondyke Navigation Company. while completing three boats, his adventures and those related to him by the gold field bound stampeders travelling on Yukon River steamboats became the material for this fascinating memoir and historical record which he assembled in his later life. Soiling to title page and back flyleaf where bright gold colouring of French flaps on covers has rubbed off to a moderate extent. 
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