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Memorable Manitobans: Edwin Frederick Thomas Brokovski (1838-1916)

Surveyor, journalist.

Born in London, England, to Polish parents, he came to Canada in 1857 to teach school. He moved to Manitoba in 1871 as a surveyor, published a newspaper, the Manitoba Gazette and Trade Review, from 1872 to 1874, and served as a real estate agent. He covered the Lord Gordon Gordon case in 1873 as a journalist, making his reputation in the process. In 1875 he was the first representative of the Manitoba press to have a seat in the parliamentary press gallery in Ottawa. He helped organize the Manitoba Rifle Association and was an active volunteer fireman. Later he served as Dominion land agent in Battleford, Saskatchewan, where he died. There are papers at the Archives of Manitoba.

See also:

Edwin Frederick Thomas Brokovski, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2017

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