UVic Library just received copies of Ganbaru: the Murakami family of Salt Spring Island, by Rose Murakami. Salt Spring Island: Japanese Garden Society of Salt Spring Island, 2005.
“Japanese Canadians were among the first non-native settlers of Salt Spring Island. The 1901 census shows 59 islanders of Japanese origin. In 1941, there were 77 adults and children in 11 families. They owned in total about 1040 acres of land and ran some of the island’s largest and most prosperous farms and businesses.” (Page 7)
With selected bibliography (Page 41).