Dressing up the Overlanders

The Overlanders statue outside Kamloops City Hall received an Indigenous touch on Friday, Jan. 31, with someone adding what appears to be a headdress to the sculpture.

The statue was created in honour of the Overlanders, the non-Indigenous group that arrived in Kamloops in October 1862 following a months-long journey that began in Fort Garry (Winnipeg).

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The statue, created in 2003 by artists Garry Davis and Terry Norlander, depicts Catherine and Augustus Schubert and one of their children. The day after their arrival in Kamloops, Catherine gave birth to her fourth child, Rose, who was the first white child born in the B.C. Interior.

Schubert Drive is named after the family.

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