Selected essays

"Moses R. Smith & Family," Vancouver Island Local History Society, (1 February 2024).
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"Naming British Columbia," The British Columbia Review, (10 February 2023).
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"Dwelling Places and Social Spaces: Revealing the Environments of Urban Workers in Victoria Using Historical GIS,"Labour/Le Travail, 72 (Fall 2013).
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"Race and Space in Victoria's Chinatown, 1891," BC Studies, no. 169, Spring 2011; reprinted in Home Truths: Highlights from BC History, edited by Richard Mackie & Graeme Wynn (2012).
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"Sex, Charades and Census Records: Locating Female Sex Trade Workers in a Victorian City," Histoire sociale/Social History, vol. 42, November 2009.
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"Geographies of sexual commerce and the production of prostitutional space: Victoria, British Columbia, 1860-1914," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, vol. 19 (2009).
- awarded a prize in 2010 by the Canadian Historical Association as the year's best essay on the history of sexuality in Canada
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"Child Emigrants, Child Welfare, and the Fairbridge Society in British Columbia, 1931-1951,"Child and Family Welfare in British Columbia: A History, Ed. Diane Purvey and Chris Walmsely (2006).
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"Making the 1891 Census in British Columbia," Histoire sociale/Social History, vol. 31, November 1998).
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"John Jessop (1829-1901) [British Columbia's first provincial Superintendent of Education]," Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume XIII (1901-1910). [1994].
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