Gatensbury, born in New Westminster in 1923, started work in the sawmill industry at 16, earning 35 cents an hour. His 'fly on the wall' approach to B.C. logging history, Once, To Learn It, is a light-hearted look at his 50 years of working mainly within small companies. His Queensborough: Images of an Old Neighborhood (Delta: Sedge Publishing, 1991) recalls New Westminster.

[BCBW 2003] "Local History"