Series MS-3091 - Whaling in the Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C.

Remains of a sperm whale's lunch Remains of a sperm whale's lunch Head of a sulphur whale : note size of mouth compared to the four men standing alongside Process of flenshing (peeling) the blubber from a sperm whale Naden Harbour, N.W. cor. Graham Island, Q.C.I showing cooking house, power house and drier Naden : bunk house and living quarters of station crew Naden : showing a sperm whale about to be hoisted up the slip Process of flenshing (peeling) the blubber from a sperm whale Process of flenshing (peeling) the blubber from a sperm whale Process of flenshing (peeling) the blubber from a sperm whale Process of flenshing (peeling) the blubber from a sperm whale

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Whaling in the Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C.

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Series of photographs taken by Mr. G.V. Boorman, first-aid officer attached to the Consolidated Whaling Corporation Ldt., Rose Harbour and Naden Harbour Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, whaling season of 1937

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  • 1937 (Creation)
    Boorman, G. V.

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1 album (37 photographs : b&w)

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G.V. Boorman was a first aid officer who worked for the Consolidated Whaling Corporation Ltd. at Naden Harbour and Rose Harbour.

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Transferred to the BC Archives in 1994 by the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature.

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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.

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For related material, see PR-1373: Consolidated Whaling Company fonds

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Accession number(s): 92-4207

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  • Box: 000362-0001