Skeena district (B.C.)



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Agnes Harris interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Agnes Harris : Port Essington recalled PERIOD COVERED: 1860s-1905 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-02-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In this interview Agnes Harris remembers Port Essington. Her husband, Arthur George came to B.C. in 1890 and met Robert Cunningham at Port Essington in 1892. She talks about Robert Cunningham; and the establishment of Port Essington, his enterprises and the local coinage. Agnes Harris speaks about her own background, meeting her husband, her trip from Vancouver, her arrival in Port Essington (1905), first impressions and a description of the town, port and buildings. She describes Robert Cunningham, his character, his businesses, his store, sawmill, the tug "Chieftain", his engineer --; Alec McLean (hero of Jack London's The Seawolf) and Captain Bonser. TRACK 2: Agnes Harris continues with recollections about Captain Bonser and riverboats. She describes Port Essington's social life; and customs, New Year's celebrations, Christmas, winter activities, the fire of 1899, Cunningham's Hotel, mock elections, railway construction, an anecdote and Wiggs O'Neill.

Agnes K. Johnson interview

CALL NUMBER: T1197:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Agnes Johnson : the story of Cedarvale (Minskinisht) before 1900 : part 1 PERIOD COVERED: 1860s-1900 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-07-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Johnson (nee Tomlinson) speaks about 19th century Cedarvale (Minskinisht), the significance of its location, background information regarding Rev. Robert Tomlinson's establishment of a m;ission based on Rev. Duncan's methods (1888), the family's journey to Kitwanga, (long pause in tape) the winter of 1887-88 at Kitwanga, the Tomlinson's family settle at Minskinisht (1888), first buildings, the community's government, teaching Indians, church services, the sawmill, manufacturing bricks and the population and language of the community. TRACK 2: Agnes Johnson continues talking about; the Minskinisht community: manufacturing the bricks, an incident with a canoe transporting bricks, the rules of the community, layout of the town and residential lots, the trapping business, communal; fish canning, 5 acre lots, (pause in tape), church services, bible training and the interior of the church. Information is provided about Robert Tomlinson's family background, his early years in Ire;land and an incident with the Indians on the Nass River.

CALL NUMBER: T1197:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Agnes Johnson : the story of Cedarvale (Minskinisht) before 1900 : part 2 PERIOD COVERED: 1868-1900 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-07-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Agnes Johnson continues with the discussion about the early years of Minskinisht. She recounts Robert Tomlinson's marriage in Victoria to Alice Mary, daughter of Sheriff Woods and niece of Archbishop Woods (1868) at the Iron Church and their trip to the Nass, (very long pause in the tape). She continues speaking about Robert Tomlinson's philosophy, wages, supplies at the store, finances, life in the community, Christmas celebrations, Tomlinson's family life and education, the mowing machine, the telegraph line, the mission house, plants from Ireland, the government surveys and reserve;s, Cedarvale taken up by the Tomlinson family and leased to the Indians, and riverboat signals. TRACK 2: Agnes Johnson continues with recollections about the riverboat signals, incidents, the arrival; of the first steamboat at Minskinisht, the nickname "Holy City", stories about the arrival of boats, building the new church, Edward Stewart's gift, Robert and Richard Tomlinson's work as telegraph linesmen and mail delivery. (pause in the tape). An amusing story about a problem mail delivery and her father, Richard Tomlinson's opinion of the Indian's character illustrated with two stories.

Alan Benson interview

CALL NUMBER: T1200:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alan Benson : the Hazelton area, 1923-1961 PERIOD COVERED: 1923-1961 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-07-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Alan Benson recalls coming to Hazelton (1923), his first impressions of the area, old-timers including: "Happy Turner", George Birnes, "Dutch" Cline and Dave Wiggins [sp?], changes in Hazelton (1923-61), the physical situation of the three Hazeltons, the railroad and New Hazelton. TRACK 2: Alan Benson talks about methods for getting supplies to the north country; taking the steamer to Hazelton onto Babine, the schooner to the headwaters and across the portage to Stuart Lake. (Tape sound quality is poor, stops and varies). He describes packers and pack trains, repacking at Two Mile, trails, bridges, an Indian bridge over Babine River, Second Cabin and a story about a trip to Second Cabin to apprehend an insane man.

CALL NUMBER: T1200:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Alan Benson : packing, pack trains and the Skeena country, 1923-1961 PERIOD COVERED: 1923-1961 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-07-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Alan Benson describes the pack trains and packing methods used by George Birnes, the aparejos Mexican pack rigging, packing a horse or mule, a typical day on the pack train, the horse wrangler, carrigudor [sp?] and stevedore, freight loads, qualities of a pack horse or mule and Poison Mountain. He talks about the photographic work of Howard Innis who studied the Skeena River country, the National Film Board later used his work to make the "Skeena River Trap Line" and "People of the Skeena". The Babine River Slide (1952) is also discussed.

Albert Franklin interview

CALL NUMBER: T0613:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Albert Veranous Franklin remembers life at Tatla Lake before 1900. Mr. Franklin recalls his family background, his father, Benny Franklin, the move to Tatla Lake, the reasons, the journey, the purchase of the homestead and establishing a store, getting supplies from Ashcroft, trading with the Indians, the smallpox epidemic among the Indians, excursions to Bute Inlet, the Waddington Massacre, Chilcotin Indians and more, and the massacre and the aftermath.

TRACK 2: Franklin continues with more on the Waddington massacre, the story of the introduction of smallpox among the Indians as told to Franklin by John Hickory McLean, who was a member of the Waddington party, the effects of smallpox, names of early settlers, stories of life at Tatla, an anecdote about seeing the ghost of a dead Indian woman, the new road from Alexis Creek to the Nazko Valley, an account of the Indian game of Lahal, and moving to Nazko from Tatla.

CALL NUMBER: T0613:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Franklin discusses the move to below Anahim Rancherie, Norman Lee, partnerships in the Chilcotin, Indian-White intermarriage, the Franklin homestead, an account of his father's death and burial, his father as Justice of the Peace, his mother, Marie Forest, the move into the Chilcotin in 1889, early days at Tatla Lake, the reasons for moving to the lake from Nazko, and Indian agitation.

TRACK 2: Franklin tells the story behind Indian agitation, a trip to Skeena River, early days at Bute Inlet, his father's excursions between Bute Inlet and Tatla Lake, life after leaving the Chilcotin in 1903, the trip from Tatla Lake to Bute Inlet and back, 1892 or 1893, and place names.

Anna Moberly interview

CALL NUMBER: T1198:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Anna Moberly's life at Cedarvale, 1888-1920 : part 1 PERIOD COVERED: 1888-1920 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-07-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Anna Moberly (nee Tomlinson) was born at Ankitlas (1880), her father was Robert Tomlinson a missionary doctor, he left the Anglican church and went to work for Duncan at Metlakatla and later founded a mission at Cedarvale (1888). She speaks about the details of the early settlement at Cedarvale (Minskinisht), residents, buildings, occupations, lifestyle, cooking, foods, school and childho;od memories. TRACK 2: Anna Moberly continues speaking about her memories of early Cedarvale, the sawmill, brickworks, a canoe accident, livestock, farming, an eyewitness account of the wreck of the ";Mount Royal", her trip to Victoria, teaching school and her work in Prince Rupert.

CALL NUMBER: T1198:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Anna Moberly's life at Cedarvale, 1888-1920 : part 2 PERIOD COVERED: 1888-1920 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-07-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Anna Moberly speaks about the meaning of the name "Meanskinish" Minskinisht, the "Holy City", the growth of the settlement, becoming Cedarvale (1913), strict rules of behavior, her husband, r;esults of mission among the Indians, recollections of incidents (pause in tape), childhood, mining and local characters. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Applications to purchase and lease lands in the Bulkley Valley

  • GR-1139
  • Series
  • 1907

This series includes applications to purchase and lease lands in the Bulkley Valley, Skeena district. Includes affidavits and a list of applicants indicating lot numbers, acreage, and purchase price.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Appraisal reports of reverted government lands

  • GR-2610
  • Series
  • 1930

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands in 1930. It contains a volume of Coast Land Districts, Range 4 and Range 5 appraisal reports of reverted government lands within Tps. 2-4, Range 4 and Tps. 10-13, 19,20, Range 5. The reports are arranged numerically within each land district. Information may include assessment district, land registry office, legal description, date of forfeiture, plan number, acreage, suitability, improvements, soil, water supply, irrigation or dyking, accessibility, nearest settlement or Post Office, nearest school, topography, and assessed and appraised value. The report usually includes a coloured sketch map of the property. The two sections are indexed by report numbers to the legal land description.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Archaeological investigations at FcTe 4: a site in the Hecate Strait-Milbanke Sound area of British Columbia / Bjorn Oddvar Simonsen

The item is a microfiche copy of a thesis by Bjorn Oddvar Simonsen titled "Archaeological investigations at FcTe 4: a site in the Hecate Strait-Milbanke Sound area of British Columbia." 1970. ix, 177 leaves: figs., illus., tables, map. Thesis (M.A.), University of Victoria, 1971. Vita. Bibliography: leaves 107-116. Canadian theses on microfiche, 27337.

Arthur Clore interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Arthur Lee Clore : the Skeena River region, c.1910 PERIOD COVERED: 1910-1914 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: This interview begins with a long lead in of harbour sounds, misc. sounds and a bell tolling. Arthur Clore speaks about coming to the Skeena country from Ketchikan, Alaska in 1910. He talks a;bout his impressions of Prince Rupert, offers of work, the Kitselas Hotel Bar, George Kerr, Kitselas' importance, Indian battles, the Kitselas townsite c.1910, steamboats -- Foley, Wells and Stewart a;nd qualities of the local inhabitants. He describes a journey from Kitselas to Telkwa and stories of Copper City. TRACK 2: Arthur Clore continues with recollections of the trail to Telkwa, the wreck ;of the "Mount Royal", Kitselas, a Hazelton bank robbery, the Skeena River, sighting "Haley's Comet", memories of Alaska and the volcanic activity of 1913.

Arthur Parmiter interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Parmiter recounts coming to Ladner in 1874; his father's involvement in coal mining in the Queen Charlotte Islands; early Ladner; the family farm; other residents; early roads; transportation; early farming; Vancouver; cattle; growing oats and hay; Pemberton's farm; sloughs; canneries; Deas Cannery; Canoe Pass; recreation; floods; dykes; flood boxes; his work at the Standard Cannery on the Skeena River; fishing and farming in Ladner; winters; ice skating; roads; dances. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Arthur S. Morrow interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Arthur Morrow : boyhood memories of Port Essington PERIOD COVERED: 1900-1907 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Arthur Morrow recounts his father's (George W. Morrow) meat business and the start of his store in Port Essington, memories of George Frizzell and the establishment of "Morrow and Frizzell" meat store, his father's role as Indian agent and opening the first meat store in Rupert. Arthur Morrow recalls childhood memories of Port Essington, an excursion to the hot springs up the Ecstall River, the Essington community, "Frenchie", the police force, Wiggs O'Neill and his bakery, the Chinese residents, the bear incident, social activities, Robert Cunningham, tennis and outdoor garden parties and tugboats and the fishing curfew. TRACK 2: Arthur Morrow continues with recollections about the tugboats, fishing boats, the fishing curfew, the fishing regulations, "Wiggy Johnson", A. Ragstad ;and his jewelry store, Dr. Wilson and his wife, sports day, childhood memories and dangers of the river.

[Babine Lake visit by Martin Starret]

Amateur film. Martin Starret, Ian Stephen and Imbert Orchard tour Hazelton, then travel by boat along Babine Lake, visiting Old Fort Babine and Babine Village [Fort Babine]. Martin Starret meets former Indian acquaintances, and demonstrates skinning and boating skills. Many views of buildings.

BC Government Travel Bureau : miscellaneous out-takes, reel 04

The item is a reel of film out-takes, ca. 1946-1948. Out-footage from various BC Government Travel Bureau films, including "Highway Sixteen" and "Of Mines and Men". Includes sequence at hunters' campsite on Dease Lake, with hunters displaying and packing trophies and filming amateur movies; lumber truck boarding lake ferry; recreational activities (boating); aerial views; sawmilling; sternwheeler snagging logs [possibly the "Essington" on the Skeena River?]; B.C. Provincial Police officer on horseback; totem poles at Kitwanga and/or Kitwancool; regatta.

BC Radio News : [press conferences, interviews, speeches, etc., October-November 1978]

CALL NUMBER: T3860:0063 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Sam Bawlf ; Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-12 SUMMARY: Bawlf and Bennett on new ferries; Bawlf on wolf control.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0064 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Rafe Mair RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-18 SUMMARY: Rafe Mair on alcohol moderation programme.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0065 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-10-20 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett speaks to the 1978 Social Credit convention.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0066 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-03 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on Terrace emergency.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0067 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Grace McCarthy ; [Alex?] Fraser RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-06 SUMMARY: McCarthy and Fraser on Terrace floods.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0068 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Grace McCarthy (Capital Comment) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-11 SUMMARY: Audio recording of a television broadcast. Grace McCarthy calls Dianne Hartwick a "nice little girl' on the CHEK-TV program "Capital Comment".; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0069 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Hugh Curtis RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-17 SUMMARY: Hugh Curtis on federal budget, bus lines sales, regional district review.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0070 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dave Barrett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-20 SUMMARY: Dave Barrett on the Royal Commission report on the British Columbia Railway.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0071 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-23 SUMMARY: Premier Bill Bennett on the Royal Commission report on the British Columbia Railway.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0072 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Premier Bennett RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-02 SUMMARY: Premier Bennett on his return from a constitutional conference.; CALL NUMBER: T3860:0073 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Vic Stephens RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978-11-28 SUMMARY: Vic Stephens says that the British Columbia Railway should be sold.;

Beatrice Williscroft interview : [Orchard, 1962]

CALL NUMBER: T1208:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bea Williscroft : Hazelton and Telkwa, 1909-1914 PERIOD COVERED: 1909-1914 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Beatrice "Bea" Williscroft recalls summer visits to her father (Walter Archer Williscroft) at Hazelton (1909-1912). She talks about childhood memories of Port Essington, the trip up the Skeena River, an incident at Minskinisht, the Skeena riverboats, impressions of their arrival at Hazelton (1909), residents, R.S. Sargent, childhood reminiscences, the Indian cemetery, anecdotes, the atmos;phere of the town, Cataline, an incident with H.H. Little and Hazelton stores. TRACK 2: Bea Williscroft continues speaking about Hazelton, local buildings, hotels and residents. She recalls Bill Wrat;hall -- an area photographer, sports and recreation events, Rev. Field, Mr. Loring, Wiggs O'Neill, practical jokes, roads in the Hazelton area, the Cedar Swamp, her father's responsibilities and road ;work, entertainment and recreation, Telkwa, residents in the Bulkley Valley, Rene Degville, Guy Thorp and the impact of World War I.

CALL NUMBER: T1208:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bea Williscroft describes the Telkwa area, 1909-1917 PERIOD COVERED: 1909-1917 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Beatrice Williscroft continues with her recollections of Rene Degville, the Telkwa area prior to 1917, pack trains and teamsters and cattle drives. She discusses Burns Lake prior to the railway, Francois and Ootsa Lake, Charlie Barrett, roadhouses (20 Mile, 38 Mile, 48 Mile), Michael Shadey, Mooseskin Johnny stories, roadhouses, travelling with her father, entertainment and social life, Telkwa c.1914, Blackjack MacDonell and Hughie McLean. TRACK 2: Bea Williscroft continues with recollections about wildlife, Ernie Moran, Charlie Barrett, Barney Mulvaney, R.S. Sargent, Jim May and social gatherings.

Bert and Sarah Glassey interview

CALL NUMBER: T1193:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bert and Sarah Glassey : Hazelton, 1900-1914 PERIOD COVERED: 1900-1914 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-06-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Joseph H.F. "Bert" Glassey recalls coming to Hazelton from 150 Mile House in 1904, details of the Indian "uprising" at Hazelton, impressions of George Birnes and the background to the Simon G;unanoot affair. TRACK 2: Bert Glassey recalls some of the early residents of Hazelton, Jim May, Jean Caux (Cataline), the telegraph line, Jack Graham, the pack trains and the Tom Hankin family -- Connie Cox. Mrs. Sarah Glassey talks about coming to Hazelton (1906), the journey to visit her relatives, the return trip along the Skeena, her first impressions of Hazelton, local residents and her second trip in 1910.

CALL NUMBER: T1193:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Sarah Glassey : homesteading in the Hazelton area, 1911-1914 PERIOD COVERED: 1907-1914 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-06-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Glassey continues with her impressions of Hazelton ca.1910, becoming the "first woman pre-emptor in B.C." -- 1911, plans for her house, incidents along her journey to Hazelton on the "In;lander", settling in her homestead, hunting skills, her homestead and the Kispiox Valley. [Track 2: blank.]

Between ourselves : Kitselas Canyon

SUMMARY: "Between Ourselves" was a weekly series of hour-long radio programs that presented Canada to Canadians. It featured aspects of Canadian life in docudramas, plays, music, and interviews, originating fr;om different regions of Canada. The series ran from 1966 to 1979. This episode, "Kitselas Canyon", is based on a visit to Kitselas Canyon on the Skeena River, and a discussion of its history: the native people and their legends, the arrival of the Europeans, the days of the sternwheelers, and the coming of the railroad. The program is a CBC Vancouver production, compiled, written and produced by Imbert Orchard. The voices heard include Dave Walker, Ben Boulton, Wiggs O'Neill, and John Morrison. The story teller is Michael Irwin.;

Bill White interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Bill White : women in the shipyards in World War II RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1978-08 SUMMARY: Bill White was president of the Boilermakers local in Prince Rupert during the war at the shipyards. Many women from the community entered the shipyards in 1941-42. Mr. White was active in defending women's rights to a job at the end of the war. In this interview, he describes conditions in Prince Rupert; the growth of the shipyards; battles between soldiers, workers and Native people; racism in Prince Rupert; response to the entry of women into the yards; attitudes towards the Japanese; anti-war sentiments; the no-strike pledge and the Labour Progressive Party. Mr. White was a member of the Trotskyist organisation at this time (1943). Women were brought into the Prince Rupert shipyards as helpers or improvers, after taking a several-months-long training course in welding. The helpers strung the burners' hoses, and the women were soon proficiently stringing their own hoses and cables. The shift would get off and drink at the Savoy Hotel; it became clear that women had been accepted into the yards when the crew accepted the women buying rounds of drinks. Women served as stewards in the union.

Bills of sale and chattel mortgages and other material

  • GR-2518
  • Series
  • 1909-1921

Certified copies of "certain Bills of Sale, Chattel Mortgages, Conditional Sales Notes and Assignment of Book Debts, which were registered in the County Court office here [Prince Rupert] prior to the time that the Smithers Registry was segregated from this Registry..." These copies were made and transferred to Smithers in 1925. An index to these files is found in GR-2583.

British Columbia. County Court (Prince Rupert)

Bush bus #1 : [part 4?]

SUMMARY: Actuality recording, apparently made on a bus travelling through northwestern B.C. Places mentioned include Stewart, Bear River, the United Empire Mine, the Premier Mine, and Bitter Creek, as well as; an old rail line to the Cassiar gold fields.

Canada. Supreme Court.

Reasons for judgement in case of Frank Calder et al. vs. Attorney General of British Columbia (Nishga Tribal Lands case). Appeal heard Nov 29 - Dec 3, 1971; judgement given Jan 31, 1973.

Canada. Supreme Court

Catherine May Spencer interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Catherine Spencer : life as editor of the Omineca Herald (Terrace), 1949-1969 PERIOD COVERED: 1930s-1960s RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1962? SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Catherine "Cathie" Fraser Spencer (nee Irvine) begins this interview speaking about her start in journalism in Prince Rupert. She and her husband (Tom Fraser) took over the Omineca Herald (1949) and moved the business to Terrace from Hazelton. She discusses the growth of the paper and Terrace, memories of Charles H. "Chuck" Sawle, pioneer printing equipment, the Harry Perry incident and ;the significance, distribution, content and development of the "people's paper". TRACK 2: Cathie Fraser Spencer describes Terrace (1949), the post-war slump, the community founder -- George Little, t;he growth of Terrace, the new highway, the impact of Columbia Cellulose (1950), local news stories (1949-69), population growth, the Thornhill suburb and her career.

Celina Starr interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Celina Starr RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02-26 SUMMARY: Celina Starr discusses travelling to Terrace for a wedding. The burning of Port Essington in about 1960. Describes Port Essington and three canneries. The evacuation of Japanese people during the War. Cans shipped to Port Essington by steamer. Discusses Port Essington and businesses that were there. Names and discusses different people of the community. Describes the process of canning.

Charlie Gillespie interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Charlie Gillespie RECORDED: Richmond (B.C.), 1973-02-23 SUMMARY: Charlie Gillespie was born in 1916 in Vancouver. His dad started in a cannery in 1910, and worked his way up to manager. Lived on Sea Island his whole life. When three canneries joined together to make B.C. Packers in 1928, his father was made the manager of the Fraser River District. Remembers going to Star Cannery and looking out the window at the boats going out on a Sunday night. The boats had sails in those days, and they fished both night and day. More boats now (1976). Worked in the net loft one summer when he was young. Helped fill the net needles so the men could make the nets. Three years later in 1932, started work in the Great Northern Cannery in North Vancouver for 3 years. Worked in the boiler, and on the lines, then was night watchman for a while. All cannery machinery was owned by American Can Co., canneries only leased them. Discusses wages. When to the Skeena River for two years, and worked for Oceanic Cannery on Smith Island. Looked after the retort machine and the oil and gas shed. In 1937 came back down to Steveston to work in the Imperial Cannery, pipe fitting and working with the engineer, also did carpenter work. Worked in a reduction plant one winter doing odd jobs. Then went to warehouse for 2 or 3 years. No fork lifts in those days, salmon moved by hand. Bought a gillnetter, and went fishing with his dad one season. Didn't catch much fish that year, and only fished one season. After that he went to work in the stores department at Imperial. All canneries had their own stores where they sold all supplies to the fishermen. When the store closed in 1965 he moved to the stock room. Discusses the work of Chinese workers in canneries. Canning fish by hand. Describes canning. Discusses company houses. Japanese workers. Unions. Discusses employment by canneries, month to month, and season to season.

Coast Land District, Range 5 certificates of sale

  • GR-2608
  • Series
  • 1911-1912

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1911 and 1912. It contains two volumes of Coast Land District, Range 5 certificates of sale for South Hazelton. The lots were subdivided from District Lot 851 and are arranged by sale randomly within each volume. Information may include date of sale, name and address of highest bidder and amount bid, deposit, and terms of sale. Also included is a summary of lots within Blocks 1-98, dated Dec. 6, 1912. No index is available.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Coast Land District, Range 5 lot registers

  • GR-2606
  • Series
  • 1873-1923

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1873 and 1923. It contains 14 Coast Land District, Range 5 lot registers covering lots 1-7008. The registers list lots in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchaser, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

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