Whaling--British Columbia--Haida Gwaii



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Arthur Husband interview

CALL NUMBER: T1173:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Arthur Husband's impressions of the Queen Charlotte Islands and the west coast PERIOD COVERED: 1905-1969 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1969 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Arthur Husband speaks about his family; his father came to farm on the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1905 and his grandfather operated the dogfish refinery at Skidegate. He recalls his childhood; on the islands, early homesteaders, life on the islands, employment opportunities, settlers, island personality traits and the clergy. TRACK 2: Arthur Husband continues with recollections about island characters, wildlife of the islands, birds, ousels, ravens, personal reflections, the islander personality, skeletons and burial sites, education and schooling, early life, climate and employment.

CALL NUMBER: T1173:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Arthur Husband's impressions of the Queen Charlotte Islands and the west coast PERIOD COVERED: 1915-1969 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1969 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Husband speaks about his impressions of life in Vancouver during the depression, a description of the Queen Charlotte Islands, climate, vegetation, industries, logging, mining, fishing, the fishermans co-op and the whaling industry. TRACK 2: Mr. Husband continues with thoughts about the changes in the Queen Charlotte Islands, earthquakes and tidal waves and the future of the islands.

Whaling : British Columbia's least known and most romantic industry

Documentary. Filmed on the open Pacific and at Kyuquot and Rose Harbour whaling stations, this is the earliest known motion picture devoted to commercial whaling on the B.C. coast. It shows the pursuit, harpooning, and death struggle of a finback whale. The whale is towed back to the whaling station, where the work of flensing the carcass, refining the blubber, and preparing whalebone (baleen) are shown. Also depicts the various species hunted, including the sulphur-bottom (blue), finback (fin), sei, humpback, and sperm whale.

Includes the whaling ships Black and Green.

Whaling for science

Educational. Whaling in the Queen Charlotte Islands, ca. 1938. Scientists researching the function of the pituitary gland seek to study the organ in a whale. Includes shots of Rose Harbour whaling station, harpooning a whale, securing the whale to the ship, and landing, flensing, and processing the carcass. Depicts in detail the anatomical dissection of a whale, concluding with examination of the pituitary gland. May include shots of Naden Harbour. The study was funded by the National Research Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the University of Chicago.

Whaling in the Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C.

The series consists of a small album of 37 photographs taken by G.V. Boorman, of the Consolidated Whaling Company. The photographs were taken in 1937 at Rose Harbour and Naden Harbour, Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) and show the whaling station facilities and the processing of caught whales and whale remains.

Boorman, G. V.