Most British Columbians associate the name Pattullo with a busy bridge in Vancouver. That bridge was named after former BC Premier Thomas Dufferin Pattullo but not that many know that his uncle, Thomas Robson Pattullo, was one of the richest men of the BC Gold Rush. From This Week in History Season 5 Episode 12
Gold and Fossils
One of the joys of living on Vancouver Island is walking our beaches, but did you know some of our beaches contain fossils and other treasures that are millions of years old, and there is even a chance that you could stumble across nuggets of gold. Learn about the geological origins of gold on our shores in This Week in History Season 4 Episode 1.
Meet Textile Conservator Colleen Wilson
Textile Conservator Colleen Wilson talks about her time-intensive conservation of a stunning gold rush-era dress. Parts of this video were shot during the preparations for the Royal BC Museum's 2015 feature exhibition Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC.To see a photo of the full dress, click here.
Silk Taffeta Dress, RBCM 975.110.7A-B, 1857-1860
This video extract is from the Royal BC Museum’s feature exhibition Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC. It explores Shirley Chan’s personal connection to the gold rush in British Columbia.