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Norman Phillips with a crosscut saw

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1916] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-518
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Norman Phillips at four years old with a crosscut saw. He is the son of John and Lily Phillips.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1916] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-518
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Norman Phillips at four years old with a crosscut saw. He is the son of John and Lily Phillips.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Names
Phillips, Norman
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.6 cm print
Item No.
315-365
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man sawing wood while two young boys look on. This may be George A. Grant with two of his sons (Bill, George, Harry, or Alastair) at 2540 Marlborough Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-?] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-365
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.6 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a man sawing wood while two young boys look on. This may be George A. Grant with two of his sons (Bill, George, Harry, or Alastair) at 2540 Marlborough Avenue.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Names
Grant, George A.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6591 Marlborough Avenue
Burnaby - Marlborough Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
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Archie Brown-John cutting wood

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Item No.
549-005
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie Brown-John and an unidentified man working with a crosscut saw to cut firewood. Archie is on the left, wearing a fedora.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), digitally copied 2012
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
549-005
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
Permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col. ; 300ppi
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Archie Brown-John and an unidentified man working with a crosscut saw to cut firewood. Archie is on the left, wearing a fedora.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Names
Brown-John, Archie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Falling Trees at Burnaby, BC

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.3 x 8.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of three unidentified men standing in front of a very large tree stump. The man in the centre of the picture is holding an axe. Two axes are in the tree. A large two-man saw lies on the ground in front of the tree. An caption in blue ink on a separate label below the photograph reads…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.3 x 8.3 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of three unidentified men standing in front of a very large tree stump. The man in the centre of the picture is holding an axe. Two axes are in the tree. A large two-man saw lies on the ground in front of the tree. An caption in blue ink on a separate label below the photograph reads, "Falling Trees at / Burnaby, B.C."
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV971.81.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
14-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[191-] (date of original), copied 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of two men standing on boards inserted into notches cut into a tree, in order to provide the right distance off the ground for sawing. There is a hand held axe in the tree and a two men saw resting vertically against the tree. The men and the location are unidentified.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of two men standing on boards inserted into notches cut into a tree, in order to provide the right distance off the ground for sawing. There is a hand held axe in the tree and a two men saw resting vertically against the tree. The men and the location are unidentified.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Accession Code
HV976.44.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[191-] (date of original), copied 1976
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
18-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Empire Steam Donkey on Museum Train travelling exhibit

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1973]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour : copy scan
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Empire Steam Donkey on the Museum Train travelling exhibit on display at the Central Park siding in 1973. The Empire Steam Donkey is a small steam donkey with a capstan style pulley wheel, mounted on skids.
Administrative History
This machine is owned by the BC Provincial Museum. There is also one at the UBC Demonstration Forest and another at the Forestry Museum in Duncan.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour : copy scan
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Empire Steam Donkey on the Museum Train travelling exhibit on display at the Central Park siding in 1973. The Empire Steam Donkey is a small steam donkey with a capstan style pulley wheel, mounted on skids.
Administrative History
This machine is owned by the BC Provincial Museum. There is also one at the UBC Demonstration Forest and another at the Forestry Museum in Duncan.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
BV017.41.1
Date
[1973]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
05-Jun-2018
Images
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Empire Steam Donkey on Museum Train travelling exhibit

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1973]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour : copy scan
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Empire Steam Donkey on the Museum Train travelling exhibit on display at the Central Park siding in 1973. The Empire Steam Donkey is a small steam donkey with a capstan style pulley wheel, mounted on skids. The photograph shows a close-up view of the capstan.
Administrative History
This machine is owned by the BC Provincial Museum. There is also one at the UBC Demonstration Forest and another at the Forestry Museum in Duncan.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour : copy scan
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Empire Steam Donkey on the Museum Train travelling exhibit on display at the Central Park siding in 1973. The Empire Steam Donkey is a small steam donkey with a capstan style pulley wheel, mounted on skids. The photograph shows a close-up view of the capstan.
Administrative History
This machine is owned by the BC Provincial Museum. There is also one at the UBC Demonstration Forest and another at the Forestry Museum in Duncan.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
BV017.41.2
Date
[1973]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
05-Jun-2018
Images
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Empire Steam Donkey on Museum Train travelling exhibit

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1973]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour : copy scan
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Empire Steam Donkey on the Museum Train travelling exhibit on display at the Central Park siding in 1973. The Empire Steam Donkey is a small steam donkey with a capstan style pulley wheel, mounted on skids. The photograph shows a close-up view of the small engine mounted on the si…
Administrative History
This machine is owned by the BC Provincial Museum. There is also one at the UBC Demonstration Forest and another at the Forestry Museum in Duncan.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour : copy scan
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Empire Steam Donkey on the Museum Train travelling exhibit on display at the Central Park siding in 1973. The Empire Steam Donkey is a small steam donkey with a capstan style pulley wheel, mounted on skids. The photograph shows a close-up view of the small engine mounted on the side of the vertical boiler.
Administrative History
This machine is owned by the BC Provincial Museum. There is also one at the UBC Demonstration Forest and another at the Forestry Museum in Duncan.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
BV017.41.3
Date
[1973]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Images
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Grace Price by a steam donkey cable

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.9 x 8.2 cm print
Item No.
315-425
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Grace Price standing by the cable of a steam donkey used for logging.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-425
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.9 x 8.2 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Grace Price standing by the cable of a steam donkey used for logging.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Names
Price, Grace Mabel Potter
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.1 x 8.9 cm print
Item No.
315-459
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a donkey engine used for logging (also known as a steam donkey). William "Bill" Price operated one of these on Vancouver Island near Nanaimo.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-459
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.1 x 8.9 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a donkey engine used for logging (also known as a steam donkey). William "Bill" Price operated one of these on Vancouver Island near Nanaimo.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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Disney family felling trees

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1919]
Collection/Fonds
Disney Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
325-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Disney family felling trees in the Edmonds district.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1911 and 1919]
Collection/Fonds
Disney Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
325-002
Accession Number
BHS996-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Disney family felling trees in the Edmonds district.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Land Clearing
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7 x 10 cm on page 11.5 x 14 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-161
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kitty Hill holding two kittens, most likely at the family home known as Brookfield, in the Burnaby Lake area. A grindstone can be seen in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-161
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7 x 10 cm on page 11.5 x 14 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Kitty Hill holding two kittens, most likely at the family home known as Brookfield, in the Burnaby Lake area. A grindstone can be seen in the background.
Subjects
Animals - Cats
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Names
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.2 x 10.6 cm
Item No.
477-749
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified men standing in front of a tree with axes in their hands.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-749
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.2 x 10.6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of two unidentified men standing in front of a tree with axes in their hands.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.26.1
Description
Conical topped stone maul; damaged area on one side; broken area at bottom edge.
Object History
Was found in the late 1920s by Joseph Theodore Dorman on his property on Cliff Avenue, between Halifax and Broadway.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.26.1
Description
Conical topped stone maul; damaged area on one side; broken area at bottom edge.
Object History
Was found in the late 1920s by Joseph Theodore Dorman on his property on Cliff Avenue, between Halifax and Broadway.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Subjects
Persons
Persons - First Nations of North America
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Maul
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.26.2
Description
Nipple topped stone maul. There is a damaged area on one side and the bottom edge is badly chipped. There are blackish oily stains on the side of the maul.
Object History
Was found in the late 1920s by Joseph Theodore Dorman on his property on Cliff Avenue, between Halifax and Broadway.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV991.26.2
Description
Nipple topped stone maul. There is a damaged area on one side and the bottom edge is badly chipped. There are blackish oily stains on the side of the maul.
Object History
Was found in the late 1920s by Joseph Theodore Dorman on his property on Cliff Avenue, between Halifax and Broadway.
Country Made
Canada
Province Made
British Columbia
Culture
First Nations
Subjects
Persons
Persons - First Nations of North America
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Maul
Record Type
Artifact
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.126.23
Description
Plan Book for the Boy Builder - Pamphlet. Buff coloured pamphlet with black print. There is an illustration of boy at workbench under window on the front cover. This pamphlet provided detailed plans on different woodworking projects for young boys. The pamphlet was produced in Portland, Oregon by t…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.126.23
Description
Plan Book for the Boy Builder - Pamphlet. Buff coloured pamphlet with black print. There is an illustration of boy at workbench under window on the front cover. This pamphlet provided detailed plans on different woodworking projects for young boys. The pamphlet was produced in Portland, Oregon by the Western Pine Manufacturers Association.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Pamphlets
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 9

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement with the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko and her interest in the link between BC’s aboriginals and the Ainu of Japan. She describes Toko’s visits, her arrangement for Toko to meet Haida carver Bill Reid, and the events surrounding Burnaby…
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:19:08
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s involvement with the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko and her interest in the link between BC’s aboriginals and the Ainu of Japan. She describes Toko’s visits, her arrangement for Toko to meet Haida carver Bill Reid, and the events surrounding Burnaby’s sister-city Kushiro’s gift of Toko’s sculptures to Burnaby for the Centennial. She also describes Toko’s appreciation of the Haida totems and the native people of BC, and his gift of a set of carving tools to Chief Saul Terry
Date Range
1980-1990
Length
00:19:08
Name
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Park
Kamui Mintara
Subject
Celebrations - Centennial
Ceremonial Artifacts - Totem Poles
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_9
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track nine of interview with Toki Miyashita

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Interview with Toki Miyashita by Rod Fowler February 27, 1990 - Track 10

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s description of how Toko Nuburi and his son [Shusei] worked to create the pole carvings in 1989. She also relates that seeing Toko, a man of the north of Japan, explains her own physical characteristics
Date Range
1989-1990
Length
00:06:41
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Toki Miyashita’s description of how Toko Nuburi and his son [Shusei] worked to create the pole carvings in 1989. She also relates that seeing Toko, a man of the north of Japan, explains her own physical characteristics
Date Range
1989-1990
Length
00:06:41
Name
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Burnaby Mountain Park
Kamui Mintara
Subject
Celebrations - Centennial
Ceremonial Artifacts - Totem Poles
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 27, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Toki Miyashita, conducted by Rod Fowler. Toki Miyashita was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is about Toki Miyashita’s family’s internment during WWII, her awakening interest in Japanese culture after the war, her subsequent interest in teaching others about Japanese crafts and arts, and becoming a helpful intermediary between Burnaby and visitors from Japan. The interview explores her interest in the Ainu of Japan and their possible link to the aboriginals of BC, her impressions of the Ainu carver Nuburi Toko, and her involvement in the events surrounding the creation of the sculpture “Playground of the Gods” for Burnaby Mountain. The interview also contains interesting details about the art of Japanese flower-arranging. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Toki Miyashita was born in Richmond B.C., ca. 1935, at the Nelson Brothers “fishery”, a second generation Canadian descended from the Oikawa family who settled on Don and Lion Islands (Oikawa-shima). In 1942 the Japanese Canadians in BC were forcibly moved from the coast and their belongings confiscated. Toki Miyashita, her parents, two brothers, and grandparents were first taken to Hastings Park where her father was separated from the family to work in road camps, and the rest of the family were interned in New Denver. Her resourceful grandmother moved the family to land outside the internment camp, growing a large garden from seeds brought with her. In 1946 the family moved to Kamloops and in 1958, after finishing high school, Toki Miyashita moved to Montreal to be with relatives and a small Japanese community. At this time she became interested in Japanese culture and took a Japanese language course at age 22. She learned about Japanese flower-arranging (Ikebana), paper folding (Origami), silk doll making (from a Russian Jew), and how to wear a kimono. She began demonstrating these arts in schools and to other groups, which she continued doing when she, her husband and two young children moved to Burnaby in 1969. Toki Miyashita has been called an unpaid “ambassador” of Japanese culture to the Lower Mainland. She has acted as liaison between Burnaby and her sister city Kushiro in Japan, which involved her in the creation of the Ainu sculpture “Playground of the Gods” on Burnaby Mountain for Burnaby’s Centennial. Toki Miyashita is a recognized Master in Ikebana Sogetsu, a school of flower-arranging, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Ikebana Association. She also served on Burnaby’s Family Court in the 1980s.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
01:34:10
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Miyashita, Toki
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-017_Track_10
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track ten of interview with Toki Miyashita

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Shull Lumber and Shingle Co.

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.7 x 27.5 cm
Item No.
087-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of machinery in the interior of the filing room at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Company at the foot of Boundary Road on the Fraser River.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
087-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.7 x 27.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of machinery in the interior of the filing room at the Shull Lumber and Shingle Company at the foot of Boundary Road on the Fraser River.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Names
Shull Lumber and Shingle Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - 8800 Block Boundary Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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Bill Price and his steam donkey

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.7 cm print
Item No.
315-454
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Price and the steam donkey engine he operated for logging.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1935 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-454
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of William "Bill" Price and the steam donkey engine he operated for logging.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Names
Price, William Francis "Bill" (1905-1993)
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Gilley Brothers Logging, Burnaby

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.3 cm
Item No.
461-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage - Oversize Box 3
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam engine being used by the Gilley Brothers logging team. The photograph is captioned "Gilley Bros Logging Burnaby."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
461-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage - Oversize Box 3
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a steam engine being used by the Gilley Brothers logging team. The photograph is captioned "Gilley Bros Logging Burnaby."
Subjects
Industries - Forestry
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Logging/lumber industry
Names
Gilley Brothers Logging Company
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.37.6
Description
Hand maul, stone; fragment, no top.
Object History
The donor's father, William Sutherland, found this item while excavating a lot on 4203 Norfolk Street, Burnaby, corner of Gilmore and Norfolk, kitty-corner to Schou Street school. Found c. 1946-7.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.37.6
Description
Hand maul, stone; fragment, no top.
Object History
The donor's father, William Sutherland, found this item while excavating a lot on 4203 Norfolk Street, Burnaby, corner of Gilmore and Norfolk, kitty-corner to Schou Street school. Found c. 1946-7.
Subjects
Persons
Persons - First Nations of North America
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Maul
Archeological Specimen
Geographic Access
Burnaby, Norfolk Street
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.57.1
Description
Nipple topped stone maul. It has a pointed tip and a slight indentation on side of base. There is adhesive residue on bottom of base.
Object History
The donor inherited this artifact from his mother, Katherine Maude (Kitty) Peers, who inherited them from her father, Louis Claude Hill. The artifacts were found on his farm at Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue (now site of Burnaby Village Museum).
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.57.1
Description
Nipple topped stone maul. It has a pointed tip and a slight indentation on side of base. There is adhesive residue on bottom of base.
Object History
The donor inherited this artifact from his mother, Katherine Maude (Kitty) Peers, who inherited them from her father, Louis Claude Hill. The artifacts were found on his farm at Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue (now site of Burnaby Village Museum).
Subjects
Persons
Persons - First Nations of North America
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Maul
Archeological Specimen
Name Access
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Burnaby Village Museum
Brookfield Farm
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.57.2
Description
Conical topped stone maul; damaged by a plow.
Object History
The donor inherited this artifact from his mother, Katherine Maude (Kitty) Peers, who inherited them from her father, Louis Claude Hill. The artifacts were found on his farm at Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue (now site of Burnaby Village Museum).
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV002.57.2
Description
Conical topped stone maul; damaged by a plow.
Object History
The donor inherited this artifact from his mother, Katherine Maude (Kitty) Peers, who inherited them from her father, Louis Claude Hill. The artifacts were found on his farm at Douglas Road and Sperling Avenue (now site of Burnaby Village Museum).
Subjects
Persons
Persons - First Nations of North America
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Maul
Archeological Specimen
Name Access
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Burnaby Village Museum
Brookfield Farm
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV003.28.3
Description
This split, double bitted, utility axe head was found on Burnaby Mountain by Alfred Bingham in 1920. Mr Bingham bought property on the West side of the mountain in 1920. The axe head is double bladed. The head is very rusty and has been cracked across one side. The remains of the handle are still …
Object History
The axe head was found on the site of Simon Fraser University (SFU), an area logged in the early years of the 20th Century by Gilley Logging. The axe may have been broken by one of their loggers.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV003.28.3
Description
This split, double bitted, utility axe head was found on Burnaby Mountain by Alfred Bingham in 1920. Mr Bingham bought property on the West side of the mountain in 1920. The axe head is double bladed. The head is very rusty and has been cracked across one side. The remains of the handle are still in the axe eye.
Object History
The axe head was found on the site of Simon Fraser University (SFU), an area logged in the early years of the 20th Century by Gilley Logging. The axe may have been broken by one of their loggers.
Reference
Note from Alfred Bingham, original in accession file. "THIS AXE HEAD WAS FOUND IN 1920 / BY ALFRED BINGHAM ON THE PRESENT SITE / OF THE SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY. IT PROBABLY / WAS USED BY AN EARLY LOGGER. WHO CUT DOWN / SOME OF THE GREAT TREES THAT GREW ON / BURNABY MOUNTAIN. HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO. MANY OF THESE TREES WERE OVER 800 YEARS OLD / Alfred Bingham " hand written in ink on one face of note. "I bought 5 acres of stump land on the / corner of Sherlock, Duthie, & Kitchener Streets in / 1920. & cleared 2 acres & bilt small home, (store?) / my wife and I have lived in Burnaby continually since then / AB" hand written in ink on the reverse face of the note.
Marks/Labels
"1920 FOUND ON BURNABY MTN SITE S.F.U.", written in yellow chalk on one face of the axe head
Subjects
Industries - Forestry
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Tools and Equipment For Materials
Logging
Name Access
Gilley Brothers Logging Company
Simon Fraser University
Bingham, Alfred
Geographic Access
Burnaby Mountain
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Record Type
Artifact
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Old Curly with a logging crew

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1912 and 1914] (date of original), copied June 1987
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive known as "Old Curly" at Vancouver Island with a logging crew standing on around the engine. Old Curly was barged over to Vancouver Island just before World War I for use by the British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive known as "Old Curly" at Vancouver Island with a logging crew standing on around the engine. Old Curly was barged over to Vancouver Island just before World War I for use by the British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Logging/lumber industry
Transportation - Locomotives
Names
British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver Island
Accession Code
BV989.8.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[between 1912 and 1914] (date of original), copied June 1987
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
01-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note written on verso of photograph reads: "76837 - 29A JUNE 87"
Images
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Old Curly with a logging crew

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1912 and 1914] (date of original), copied June 1987
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive known as "Old Curly" at Vancouver Island with a logging crew standing and leaning against the engine. Old Curly was barged over to Vancouver Island just before World War I for use by the British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the locomotive known as "Old Curly" at Vancouver Island with a logging crew standing and leaning against the engine. Old Curly was barged over to Vancouver Island just before World War I for use by the British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Logging/lumber industry
Transportation - Locomotives
Names
British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver Island
Accession Code
BV989.8.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[between 1912 and 1914] (date of original), copied June 1987
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
01-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note written on verso of photograph reads: "76837 - 30A JUNE 87"
Images
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Locomotive at Granite Bay

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[191-] (date of original), copied June 1987
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of locomotive no. 5 travelling along the tracks at Granite Bay hauling large logs. A logging crew is travelling with the locomotive; some lumberjacks are riding in the car and some are seated on the logs.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of locomotive no. 5 travelling along the tracks at Granite Bay hauling large logs. A logging crew is travelling with the locomotive; some lumberjacks are riding in the car and some are seated on the logs.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Logging/lumber industry
Transportation - Locomotives
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver Island
Accession Code
BV989.8.6
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[191-] (date of original), copied June 1987
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
01-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note written in pen on verso of photograph reads: "76837 - 28A JUNE 87"
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Gilley Brothers donkey engine

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1895] (date of original), copied 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.2 cm print + 1p.
Scope and Content
Photograph of loggers from the Gilley Brothers logging company using a donkey engine.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.2 cm print + 1p.
Scope and Content
Photograph of loggers from the Gilley Brothers logging company using a donkey engine.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Logging/lumber industry
Names
Gilley Brothers Logging Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV976.44.12
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1895] (date of original), copied 1976
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
18-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Williams Bros.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
An accompanying note prepared by Burnaby Village Museum reads: "Until the land was logged off and settlers moved in logging was carried on all over Burnaby. At first oxen and horse teams, up to 16 animals, laboured to move the felled trees, some of which measured 33' in circumference. Later, stationary steam engines or 'donkeys' were used to pull large timbers through the underbrush. Sometimes, if the logging company was big enough, several of these engines were placed at intervals in the forest so that logs could be from source to loading point. This picture was probably taken around 1900 and is quite likely showing part of the Gilley Brothers operation which logged on both the north and south slopes in Burnaby."
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900] (date of original), copied 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of fifteen men lined up on and against a felled tree with the inscription "12 ft 50 in Dia." Behind them two men are operating a steam donkey, and a man and a dog are standing on a giant tree stump. An accompanying note prepared by Burnaby Village Museum reads: "This stationary steam en…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.3 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of fifteen men lined up on and against a felled tree with the inscription "12 ft 50 in Dia." Behind them two men are operating a steam donkey, and a man and a dog are standing on a giant tree stump. An accompanying note prepared by Burnaby Village Museum reads: "This stationary steam engine, or 'steam donkey,' and crew of loggers probably worked for Gilley Brothers who logged extensively in Burnaby. Steam engines were placed in strategic place [sic] to pull heavy logs through the forests. Large teams of oxen and horses were originally used for this work."
Subjects
Transportation - Rail
Maunfactured Products - Logs
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Animals - Dogs
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Names
Gilley Brothers Logging Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV976.44.14
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1900] (date of original), copied 1976
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
18-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the steam locomotive known as "Old Curly", blowing steam out of its chimney on a railway. There is a crew of loggers standing by giant felled trees, ready to be transported.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the steam locomotive known as "Old Curly", blowing steam out of its chimney on a railway. There is a crew of loggers standing by giant felled trees, ready to be transported.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Transportation - Rail
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Industries - Forestry
Logging/lumber industry
Names
Canadian Pacific Railway
Accession Code
BV985.5476.1
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Date
[1920]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Watson Cedar Products Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34595
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 25.1 cm
Item No.
065-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of Watson Cedar Products Ltd. on Willard Street. Two men are working inside.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
065-003
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 25.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of Watson Cedar Products Ltd. on Willard Street. Two men are working inside.
Photographer
Stride, Charles Edgar
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Occupations - Labourers
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Names
Watson Cedar Products Limited
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamped on back of photograph: "Photo by The Stride Studios / 657 Columbia Street / New Westminster, B.C." and "#7049[C or G]"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Willard Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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Watson Cedar Products Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34596
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 25.1 cm
Item No.
065-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of Watsons Cedar Products Ltd. on Willard Street. Men are working inside. A box reads, "Optional Kolor Plan / Factory Stained Pryme - Shakes / (Genuine red cedar scored shakes)." Two other boxes read, "Zephers."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
065-004
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 25.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of Watsons Cedar Products Ltd. on Willard Street. Men are working inside. A box reads, "Optional Kolor Plan / Factory Stained Pryme - Shakes / (Genuine red cedar scored shakes)." Two other boxes read, "Zephers."
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Occupations - Labourers
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Names
Watson Cedar Products Limited
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamped on back of photograph: "Photo by The Stride Studios / 657 Columbia Street / New Westminster, B.C." and "#7049F"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Willard Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
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Shull Lumber and Shingle Company

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.1 x 24.4 cm
Item No.
090-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Shull Lumber and Shingle Company at the foot of Boundary Road. A log slip can be seen on the left and there are logs in the river.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
090-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.1 x 24.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Shull Lumber and Shingle Company at the foot of Boundary Road. A log slip can be seen on the left and there are logs in the river.
Photographer
Steffens-Colmer Limited
Subjects
Industries - Forestry
Maunfactured Products - Logs
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Logging/lumber industry
Names
Shull Lumber and Shingle Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Embossed at front lower right of photograph, "Steffens-Colmer Photo"
Stamped and annotated on back of photograph, "Steffens-Colmer Ltd. / 560 Granville Street / Vancouver, B.C. / No. 52832-8"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - 8800 Block Boundary Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
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Gilley Brothers logging operation

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1895]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 15 cm print
Item No.
222-015
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Gilley Brothers logging operation. A donkey engine is visible on the right, and seven men are standing on a felled tree as it is pulled along the track by the power of the donkey engine.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1895]
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
222-015
Accession Number
BHS989-19
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 15 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Gilley Brothers logging operation. A donkey engine is visible on the right, and seven men are standing on a felled tree as it is pulled along the track by the power of the donkey engine.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Industries - Forestry
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Logging/lumber industry
Names
Gilley Brothers Logging Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Frederick Thrussell and Peter Byrne by a fallen tree

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37104
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1893]
Collection/Fonds
Byrne Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm print
Item No.
316-010
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Frederick Thrussell, unidentified, and Peter Byrne standing in front of a large fallen tree. A crosscut saw is propped up vertically against the end of the felled tree. Peter Byrne was Reeve of Burnaby from 1906 to 1910. Earlier, he also served as a member of Council from 1894 to 1895…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1893]
Collection/Fonds
Byrne Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
316-010
Accession Number
BHS995-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Frederick Thrussell, unidentified, and Peter Byrne standing in front of a large fallen tree. A crosscut saw is propped up vertically against the end of the felled tree. Peter Byrne was Reeve of Burnaby from 1906 to 1910. Earlier, he also served as a member of Council from 1894 to 1895 and from 1898 to 1906.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Industries - Forestry
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Logging/lumber industry
Names
Thrussell, Frederick
Byrne, Peter
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905 (date of original), copied [1997]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.2 x 10 cm print
Item No.
347-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two labourers standing inside Phillips Lumber Mill at Guichon Creek and Mayne Avenue (now Willingdon).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905 (date of original), copied [1997]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
347-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.2 x 10 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of two labourers standing inside Phillips Lumber Mill at Guichon Creek and Mayne Avenue (now Willingdon).
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Willingdon Avenue
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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A Good Size Log, Barnet B.C

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38346
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1907]
Collection/Fonds
Charles Lee collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 8.7 x 13.8 cm
Item No.
411-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of a labourer grappling with a large log on the log chute at the Barnet mill. The caption to the card reads: "A Good Size Log / Barnet B.C."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1907]
Collection/Fonds
Charles Lee collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
411-005
Accession Number
BHS2000-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 8.7 x 13.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of a labourer grappling with a large log on the log chute at the Barnet mill. The caption to the card reads: "A Good Size Log / Barnet B.C."
Subjects
Occupations - Labourers
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Buildings - Industrial - Mills
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Names
North Pacific Lumber Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8059 Texaco Drive
Burnaby - Texaco Drive
Burnaby - Barnet Village
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Logging in Central Park

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38510
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1911]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 8 x 13.4 cm
Item No.
449-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two men logging in Central Park. The man on the left is Evan Baker but the other man is unidentified.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1911]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
449-005
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 8 x 13.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of two men logging in Central Park. The man on the left is Evan Baker but the other man is unidentified.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Names
Baker, Evan
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Loading Skids and Burner

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto73597
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-]
Collection/Fonds
LaFavor Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8.5 x 14 cm
Item No.
540-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the loading skids and burner at the North Pacific Lumber Company in Barnet Village, BC.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-]
Collection/Fonds
LaFavor Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
540-005
Accession Number
2007-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8.5 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the loading skids and burner at the North Pacific Lumber Company in Barnet Village, BC.
Photographer
Canadian Photo Co.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Manufactured Products - Logs
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Logging/lumber industry
Names
North Pacific Lumber Company
Notes
Transcribed title
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Village
Burnaby - Texaco Drive
Burnaby - 8059 Texaco Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Images
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Frederick Thrussell and Peter Byrne

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36471
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Thrussell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 8.5 cm print
Item No.
275-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Frederick Thrussell in a three-piece suit and hat, standing in front of a large stump. A small dog stands in front of him, and a crosscut saw is to his left, propped up vertically against the stump. Peter Byrne stands on a spring board protruding from the stump, and holds on to the en…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1893 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Thrussell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
275-002
Accession Number
BHS992-5
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 8.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Frederick Thrussell in a three-piece suit and hat, standing in front of a large stump. A small dog stands in front of him, and a crosscut saw is to his left, propped up vertically against the stump. Peter Byrne stands on a spring board protruding from the stump, and holds on to the end of a second crosscut saw. On the other side of the stump, a man balances on a second spring board while holding on to the opposite end of the horizontal crosscut saw with this right hand. Peter Byrne went on to serve as a member of Council from 1894 to 1895 and from 1898 to 1906, and was Reeve of Burnaby from 1906 to 1910.
Subjects
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Industries - Forestry
Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Animals - Dogs
Logging/lumber industry
Names
Thrussell, Frederick
Byrne, Peter
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Clearing land with a team of oxen

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39524
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 15.6 x 23.8 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-843
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a team of oxen being used to clear land and haul logs on skid road. Five unidentified lumberjacks can be seen standing alongside the animals.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1890
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-843
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 15.6 x 23.8 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a team of oxen being used to clear land and haul logs on skid road. Five unidentified lumberjacks can be seen standing alongside the animals.
Subjects
Woodworking Tools and Equipment - Logging Machinery
Industries - Forestry
Animals - Oxen
Occupations - Lumberjacks
Land Clearing
Logging/lumber industry
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail

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