Historical Writing Competition 1986 – Lillard, Charles 1986 – Lillard, Charles Mar 4, 1987 Lillard, C. (1986). Seven Shillings a year: The history of Vancouver Island. Ganges, BC: Horsdal & Schubart. This groundbreaking work, the first-ever history of Vancouver Island, is now a staple of coastal literature. It begins with Native culture and ends with World War II.