Author Tags: Local History
Robert Bruce Scott was a driving force in the creation of the Pacific Rim National Park in 1971, as described in his 1976 memoir Bamfield Years: Recollections.
Born in Sydney, Australia, he came to Bamfield during his 40-year tenure with the Pacific Cable Board which established an underwater communications link from Australia to England.
Scott's history of 59 shipwrecks along Vancouver Island's west coast, Breakers Ahead!, and a 1972 follow-up, Barkley Sound, have been reprinted several times, plus he's published People of the Southwest Coast of Vancouver Island. (The other major history of this region is George Nicholson's Vancouver Island's West Coast.)
He moved in Victoria.
Breakers Ahead! (Sidney: Review Publishing House, 1970)
Barkley Sound: a History of the Pacific Rim National Park Area (R. B. Scott, Victoria: Fleming-Review Printing, Ltd., 1972)
People of the Southwest Coast of Vancouver Island: a History of the Southwest Coast (Morriss Printing, 1974)
Bamfield Years: Recollections (Sono Nis, 1986)
[BCBW 1992] "Local History"