New Perspectives on the Gold Rush
Royal British Columbia Museum
In the mid-1800s, the gold rush brought many opportunists to British Columbia in search of riches. Although a number either left unsuccessful or perished in pursuit of happiness, others stayed behind and contributed to settling the province. New Perspectives on the Gold Rush explores this experience in the form of ten illustrated essays on topics such as the relationship of the gold rush to the Commonwealth and Confederation, documentation of the gold rush through photography and painting, Chinese participation and the involvement of women in the gold rush, and life after the gold rush.