The Collier cabin on Meldrum Creek (Wil Stewart in the foreground).
The building was restored by the Canadian Army Engineers in 1989, after public protests against plans to demolish it. This four-room cabin replaced the original, one-room home which the Colliers occupied when they first moved to Meldrum Creek.
In the book, Eric Collier (as his title suggests) paints a picture of the life he led with his family as remote and isolated. They were ‘three against the wilderness’.
How did Veasy Collier recall that life?
[Click on the ‘play’ arrow to hear the interview clip below.]
According to Eric Collier’s book, the family headed straight from Riske Creek to Meldrum Creek.
Veasy Collier revealed that this was not the whole story.