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April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020
In March of 1966, a country-wide flu outbreak reached Royal Roads Military College.
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March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020
This photo in the Dunsmuir collection is not the Dunsmuir daughters under quarantine, but friends of theirs.
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March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020
In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, this post from the archives looks at the lives of some of the women who worked for the Dunsmuirs at Hatley Park.
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October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019
The obstacle course at the end of recruit term was an important rite of passage for cadets at Royal Roads Military College. The archives has many photos and newspaper stories documenting the tradition
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October 2, 2019
October 2, 2019
October is a time of transitions. In 1908, the Hatley Park Estate experienced one of its biggest transitions under the watchful eye of contractor, Thomas Catterall.
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August 1, 2019
August 1, 2019
The Italian Garden is the work of Boston-based landscape architects Franklin Brett and George Hall. It was added to the estate in 1912.
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June 7, 2019
June 7, 2019
June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Did you know that there were graduates of Royal Roads involved in the conflict?
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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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