Category Archives: From the archives

From the archives: Abigail Becker (Herstory 1977)

One November night in 1854, the heavily-laden schooner Conductor was driven aground and smashed during a fierce storm over Lake Erie. The seven surviving sailors clung to the rigging until morning when they were sighted by Abigail Becker from her … Continue reading

Posted in 1977, From the archives, Ontario | Tagged , , , , ,

From the archives: Lucille Johnstone, “Tugboat Annie” (Herstory 2007)

Lucille Johnstone was born in 1924 in Vancouver. “Her grandparents advised her parents against sending her to high school, but she went anyway, working after school to pay for her books and clothes.”1 “I went to a high school that … Continue reading

Posted in 2007, British Columbia, From the archives | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From the archives: Mary Cousins (Herstory 1974)

Featured in the 1974 issue of Herstory, Mary Cousins (Feb. 22, 1938-April 22, 2007) was a nurse, teacher, journalist, ambassador for the North, and an Inuit rights activist. The entry in Herstory is short, and of course, only lists her … Continue reading

Posted in 1974, From the archives, North, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From the archives: Bonnie Jeffery (Herstory 2007)

Dr. Bonnie Jeffery has spent most of her academic career working far from the University of Regina’s main campus. She lives and works out of Prince Albert, nearly 400 kilometres north-east of Regina. Much of her time is spent travelling, … Continue reading

Posted in 2007, From the archives | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From the archives: Cora Hind (Herstory 1974)

Ella Cora Hind (Sept. 18, 1861-Oct. 6, 1942) was Western Canada’s first female journalist and a women’s rights activist. Cora Hind arrived in Winnipeg in 1882 at the age of 21, and after the Free Press (which made her forecasts … Continue reading

Posted in 1974, From the archives | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,