Voyages of Hope

Voyages of Hope

The Saga of the Bride-ships

Book - 2002
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A line of nervous young women got off a ship in Victoria Harbour in 1862 and had to walk the gauntlet between two rows of jostling, eager men. One girl, proposed to on the spot, accepted equally quickly and left town with her new husband. Why did these women leave everything behind in England and come to the west coast? The answers lie in the lusty turmoil of a gold-rush frontier, the horrible disruptions of industrial England and the conflicting aims of earnest Christians and early British feminists.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : TouchWood Editions, 2002.
ISBN: 9780920663790
Characteristics: xii, 228 pages ;,19 cm.


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Sep 05, 2015

This was a very enjoyable account of a little-known part of BC history, a fun and lively read!

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