WILLIAMS, Arthur Bryan




Author Tags: 1900-1950, Outdoors

Described by journalst Gwen Cash as 'a mighty hunter and fisherman,' Williams was B.C.'s first provincial Game Warden. He came to Canada from Ireland at age 19. Eager to protect wildlife, he wrote in his book Game Trails of British Columbia (New York: Scribners, 1925), "My earliest attempts at game protection were disheartening... They (the legislators) simply ridiculed my proposal that funds could be raised by means of a license to carry firearms." The provincial goverment relented to his arguments, gave him a secretary and passed a Game Act. He became head of the Provincial Game Department for 13 years.

BOOKS:

Game Trails of British Columbia (New York: Scribners, 1925)

[BCBW 2003] "Outdoors" "1900-1950"