Posts tagged with "From the Archives"

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December 13, 2018
December 13, 2018
What's on your plate this holiday season? The archives explores Christmas food at the Dunsmuir's Hatley Park and at Royal Roads Military College.
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November 6, 2018
November 6, 2018
Remembrance Day is commemorated every year on November 11. A cenotaph installed in the Italian Garden in 1972 honours former Royal Roads cadets who lost their lives.
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October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018
This year marks the centenary of the end of World War I. In the early 1920s, Dunsmuir sisters, Dola and Muriel, and Edward Molyneux, took time to tour the ruins of Europe in the aftermath of the war.
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September 13, 2018
September 13, 2018
Events photographed from multiple angles not only gives us opportunity to understand the occasion from a broader perspective, but can also provide insight into the medium of photography.
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July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018
Long summer days are here and for many that means taking some vacation time, relaxing and finally finding time for leisure activities. The Dunsmuirs enjoyed a variety of leisure activities.
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June 6, 2018
June 6, 2018
William Packe was the long serving Butler to the Dunsmuir family. Read about his service with the Dunsmuirs from 1907 to 1937.
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March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018
Much of the enduring design of the Japanese garden at Hatley Park is thanks to the work of two gardeners: Isaburo Kishida and Tadashi Noda. Who were these men?
arrowImage foreground is a set of horses pulling a wagon with with a teamester guiding them, beside the teamster is a chinese labourer. The image background is a hillside with hatley castle
January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018
Learn about a typical day for a Chinese labourer at Hatley Park.
arrowMap of Chinese Camp: A square structure with a water pipe leading away from it
January 10, 2018
January 10, 2018
If you have been following the Forgotten Labour series you might have been wondering where all these labourers lived? Find out in this short piece on the Hatley Park Chinese Camp.
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December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017
Jessica Humphries, Curatorial Research Assistant, provides insight into the life and work of Ah Hoy, a cook who worked for the Dunsmuirs for five decades..
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November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017
Forgotten Labour Series: Highlighting a few of the hidden narratives that tie into war times and some of the projects that push us to think about our shared histories.
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November 1, 2017
November 1, 2017
In 1911, there were 127 Chinese labourers working and living at Hatley Park. From cooks, house boys, dishwashers, farm hands, stable hands and gardeners, they supported the property into the 1930s.

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