Barbara Wall La Rocque is a Toronto resident with ties to Wolfe Island that began in her childhood. She continued her father's research to fulfill his dream of a worthy book on the history of Wolfe Island.
Wolfe Island begins with the emergence of islands at the end of the last ice age and moves through the many centuries of First Nations habitation to the era of French exploration and the fur trading, the arrival of the earliest British settlers and the United Empire Loyalists, up to current time.
The development and decline of industry, the evolution of facilities, land title frustrations, and the emergence of a strong sense of identity among the inhabitants are featured, along with a wealth of anecdotes based on colourful and eccentric personalities. This extensively researched history of Wolfe Island is a treasure trove for history buffs.
(Wolfe Island) documents the growth of community, the emergence of colourful characters and the legacy of multi-generation families traced back to the island's first settlers.
... this is a valuable addition to local history, particularly excerpts from Charles Wall's description of life with the islanders who embraced him.