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By P.V. Eyre-Walker (Author)

The true story of the first European child born on the prairie in North-West Manitoba, Canada

A remarkable historical tale from the pen of P V Eyre-Walker, the first European child to be born in the remote wilderness of Manitoba, Canada.

Against the backdrop of the remote prairies, a spectacularly beautiful landscape where the snowbound winters were long and harsh, she and her family struggled against want, sickness and hardship. Pioneering life on the prairie in the late 19th century was far different from anything they had ever known.

This authentic autobiography will warm your heart.

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  • File Size: 1004 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Leaves of Gold Press (April 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
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P.V. Eyre-Walker
The Walker family emigrated from England to Canada in 1883. This memoir was penned by a daughter of that family, christened with the unusual name of ‘Prairie’.
‘... They called her ‘Prairie Violet’ because she was the first white baby born on the prairie in North West Manitoba... ’

Prairie had not yet been born at the time when many of the events she recounts took place. She learned of them from her father, ‘The Doctor’. During the long winter nights, snowed in on the remote vastness of Canada, this intrepid Englishman would have entertained his family with tales of his adventures. The author retells them in so much lively detail that it is easy to imagine her and her eight siblings clustered at his knee in the firelight begging, ‘Tell us those stories again, Papa!’

These fascinating recorded fragments give us a glimpse into a bygone era, describing a pioneering lifestyle that is utterly alien to most of us. One can only admire the determination and character of those who struggled to survive in the harsh and beautiful wilderness of nineteenth century Canada.

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