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Union Zindabad! South Asian Canadian labour history in British Columbia

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary7611
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Sacuta, Donna
Publication Date
2022
Call Number
331.6 SAC
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Material Type
Book
Call Number
331.6 SAC
Author
Sacuta, Donna
Contributor
Garden, Bailey
Malik, Anushay
Place of Publication
Abbotsford, BC
Publisher
The South Asian Studies Institute, University of the Fraser Valley
Publication Date
2022
Printer
Thunderbird Press Limited
Physical Description
xii, 118 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Subjects LoC
Labour History
Labor movement--British Columbia--History--20th century
South Asian Canadians--British Columbia--History
South Asians--British Columbia--History
South Asians--Employment--British Columbia--History
Subjects
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Notes
South Asian Canadian Legacy Project
BC Labour Heritage Centre
Includes bibliographic references
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Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village Museum

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo18877
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
22 Sep. 2022
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (91 min., 5 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo ; 29 fps
Scope and Content
Item consists of a video recording of a live Zoom webinar hosted by Burnaby Village Museum Curator, Jane Lemke with presentations and discussions by Megan Innes, Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra and Denise Fong. The webinar is titled "Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Burnaby Neighbourhood Speaker Series series
Subseries
Neighbourhood Speaker Series - Fall 2022 subseries
Date
22 Sep. 2022
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (91 min., 5 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo ; 29 fps
Material Details
Host: Jane Lemke
Presenters: Meagan Innes; Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra; Denise Fong
Date of Presentation: Tuesday, September 22, 2022. 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Total Number of tracks: 1
Total Length of all tracks: 91 min., 5 sec.
Recording Device: Zoom video communication platform
Original recording of 91 min., 5 sec.was edited to 79 min., 2 sec. for viewing on Heritage Burnaby
Accession Code
BV022.27.4
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
Item consists of a video recording of a live Zoom webinar hosted by Burnaby Village Museum Curator, Jane Lemke with presentations and discussions by Megan Innes, Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra and Denise Fong. The webinar is titled "Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village Museum". The webinar is the fourth in a series of six webinars presented in partnership by Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Public Library. The live webinar was also made available on the Burnaby Village Museum's facebook page. Community members were invited to participate by bringing questions during the interactive online sessions. In this webinar speakers and host discuss what it takes to bring more diverse stories into the Burnaby Village Museum and explore the history of discriminatory practices and museological trends at the Burnaby Village Museum and other museums. Speakers highlight recent projects taking place at Burnaby Village Museum to ensure that other diverse stories of communities are being represented and told. Speakers each provide a ten minute presentation followed by discussions. The first speaker in the webinar is Meagan Innes. When talking about place, Meagan talks about her ancestral ties to certain places including the site where Burnaby Village Museum now stands and what it means to her Indigenous ancestors. Meagan shares stories from her grandfather John Cordocedo of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation and how her grandfather, her great grandfather and ancestors have lived, hunted, gathered and traveled on this land. Meagan talks about the work that she’s been involved with at the Burnaby Village Museum including the development of the Indigenous Learning House, the Matriarch’s Garden, the Indigenous History in Burnaby Resource Guide and development of Indigenous educational programing and projects. Meagan reflects on the collaboration and relationships that have developed during this work with Indigenous artists and Indigenous knowledge keepers. The second speaker in the webinar is Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra “Sharn”. Sharn's presentation is titled “From Orientalism and Colonialism to hope and future possibility”. Sharn speaks of her personal experience visiting the Burnaby Village Museum’s Chinese herbalist exhibit with her son and his school in 2019. Sharn expresses the racist impressions that she witnessed from the young students who visited the exhibit and her reaction re-visiting the exhibit in 2021 after the exhibit was revitalized. Sharn describes the much more positive aspects of the revitalized exhibit which transformed it from “Nostalgic Colonialism” to a place of meaningful belonging for racialized communities that includes faces and personal stories. Sharn looks forward to being a part of Burnaby’s next venture which looks at the history of Burnaby’s South Asian Canadian Community and shares some of her research while working on this project. The third speaker in the webinar is Denise Fong. Denise’s presentation is titled “Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby”. Denise provides some background regarding her work as a researcher working for the City of Burnaby. Denise takes us on a journey of her research in compiling non white experiences in Burnaby as well as uncovering personal stories from Burnaby families living and working in Burnaby. Denise points out discriminatory practices within Burnaby including the Chinese and Japanese Exclusion Bylaw in 1892 and the history of Chinese immigration to Canada including the Chinese Head Tax. Denise reflects on her own work, the work of students from UBC and volunteers from the Chinese Canadian History Advisory committee in building relationships with Chinese Canadian families within Burnaby to obtain stories and family records. Denise points out the various projects that these relationships and research have contributed to including; Heritage interpretive plaques installed at the Riverway Golf Course and in the Big Bend area of Burnaby, an award winning exhibit at Burnaby Village Museum “Across the Pacific”, new Chinese Canadian resources available on “Heritage Burnaby”, the revitalization of the Chinese Herbalist shop exhibit “Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee and Co.” at Burnaby Village Museum, the Chinese Market Garden at Burnaby Village Museum, the creation of a "Burnaby Farm Tour" map highlighting Chinese farms in the Big Bend area and a publication titled "Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby Resource Guide". Following the presentations, host Jane Lemke enters a conversation with Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra and Denise Fong. Jane intiates the conversations with questions regarding further work that is necessary for Burnaby Village Museum and other museums to move forward in readdressing the narratives beyond white colonial settler perspectives to include stories of marginalized and racialized people who are under represented and often forgotten.
History/Biography
Jane Lemke has worked in various museums in the Lower Mainland and has been the Curator at Burnaby Village Museum since 2019. Her educational background includes a Master of Arts degree in History and a Master of Museum Studies degree. Her research focus has been on trauma and memory and its role in shaping Canadian identity. She loves sharing memories and stories of Burnaby with the public. Jane sits on the Council of the BC Museums Association and is the Chair of the BC Museums Association Professional Development and Education Committee.
Meagan Innes is from Xwmélts'tstn úxwumixw (Capilano Village). She is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh First Nation Educator and a multidisciplinary Artist. Meagan completed her Masters of Education around examining connection to place, kinship and to spén´em (plant) s7ek_w’í7tel (siblings) pén´em (plant things). She is an emerging artist who is waking up her Ancestral skills and practicing the ways of her Ancestors. She is exploring reshaping pedagogy to embody traditional ways of knowing and being, more specifically Sḵwx̱wú7mesh traditional ways of learning, knowing and being. She had recently completed the First Nations Language Program at Simon Fraser University to become a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh langauge speaker which is the language of her Ancestors.
Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra (Sharn) is Coordinator of the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, co-curator of exhibits at the Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC, and a sessional faculty in the Department of History at UFV. Sharn’s PhD looks at the affective experiences of racialized museum visitors through a critical race theory lens. She’s a passionate activist, building bridges between community and academia through museum work. She is a past member of the BC Museums Association, and currently a Director with the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre - Museum of Migration.
Denise Fong is a historical researcher with the City of Burnaby and Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on Chinese Canadian identity and meaning making in heritage spaces. Since 2009, Denise has coordinated a number of historical research and public history projects, including SFU’s From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration and UBC’s Chinese Canadian Stories: Uncommon Histories from a Common Past. She co-curated two award-winning Chinese Canadian exhibitions locally — Burnaby Village Museum’s Across the Pacific exhibition and the Chinese Canadian Museum of BC/Museum of Vancouver’s A Seat at the Table exhibition. She is a UBC Public Scholar and currently serves as the research director for UBC's Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - Food
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - First contact with Europeans
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - Social life and customs
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - Art
Indigenous peoples - British Columbia - Languages
Indigenous peoples - Canada - , Treatment of
Plants
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Buildings - Civic - Museums
Social Issues - Racism
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Fong, Denise
Lemke, Jane
Innes, Meagan
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation
Sandhra, Sharanjit Kaur "Sharn" Dr.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Video

Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village Museum, 22 Sep. 2022

Stepping over the barrier: Expanding Diversity at the Burnaby Village Museum, 22 Sep. 2022

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/media/hpo/_Data/_BVM_Moving_Images/2022_0027_0004_002.mp4
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Not fit to stay : public heath panics and South Asian exclusion

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary7613
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Wallace, Sarah Isabel
Publication Date
2017
Call Number
305.891 WAL
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Material Type
Book
Call Number
305.891 WAL
Author
Wallace, Sarah Isabel
Place of Publication
Vancouver
Toronto
Publisher
UBC Press
Publication Date
2017
Physical Description
ix, 279 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Subjects LoC
Racism--Pacific Coast (North America)--History--20th century
South Asians--British Columbia--History
Subjects
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-253) and index.
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My Story

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo9673
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Film and Video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (4 min., 21 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
This film chronicles that 2013 journey of Kehar Sing Aujla and his wife as they travelled to India on vacation. The visit included a trip to the town of Ledo in North-East India, where the Ledo Mine Rescue Centre is located. In the film, Aujla describes the trip and the work he oversaw at the Ledo …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Film and Video collection
Series
Elders Digital Storytelling project series
Date
2016
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (4 min., 21 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Accession Code
BV016.37.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
This film chronicles that 2013 journey of Kehar Sing Aujla and his wife as they travelled to India on vacation. The visit included a trip to the town of Ledo in North-East India, where the Ledo Mine Rescue Centre is located. In the film, Aujla describes the trip and the work he oversaw at the Ledo Mine Rescue Centre when he was Superintendent of the Coal Mines Rescue Department in India. His visit with friends and trip to a local Sikh holy place is also included in the film.
History/Biography
Kehar Singh Aujla is originally from the Western part of India. He and his wife immigrated to Canada in 1996 to be closer to his son and his family in Burnaby. Aujla worked in the coal mining industry in India for 40 years starting in 1951. He passed his management exam in 1960, and spent 23 years working with a coal mine rescue organization. Since moving to Burnaby he has received recognition for his commitment to volunteer work, receiving eight awards between 2006 and 2016, including being selected as Burnaby's Citizen of the Year for 2011. His volunteering has included work with Volunteer Grandparents, Burnaby Citizen Support Services, Burnaby Village Museum, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, BMO Marathon, Breast Cancer Association, and at the Sukh Sagar Gurdwara. His awards include the Gerontology Award from SFU, 2011 Citizen of the year from the City of Burnaby, Top 25 Immigrant of 2012 by Canadian Immigrants and Royal Bank of Canada, The Life Time Sewa Award by Sukh Sagar Sikh Temple of New Westminster, Best Community Service Award by Vaisakhi Gala of Surrey, Best Community Service Award by Age Care and News Leader, Sovereign Medal by Governor General of Canada, Above and Beyond Award by Fraser Health, Early Bird Award by Volunteer Resources of Burnaby General Hospital.
Creator
Kehar Sing Aujla
Subjects
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Aujla, Kehar Singh
Geographic Access
India
Notes
Transcribed title
Video
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The Punjabis in British Columbia : location, labour, First Nations, and multiculturalism

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary7612
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Author
Nayar, Kamala E. (Kamala Elizabeth), 1966-
Publication Date
2012
Call Number
305.891 NAY
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Reference Collection
Material Type
Book
Call Number
305.891 NAY
Author
Nayar, Kamala E. (Kamala Elizabeth), 1966-
Place of Publication
Montreal
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication Date
2012
Series
McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history. Series two ; 31
Physical Description
xxi, 361 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Subjects LoC
British Columbia--Ethnic relations
British Columbia--Emigration and immigration--History
Panjabis (South Asian people)--British Columbia
Subjects
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-354) and index.
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Duraisamy family

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto97702
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
4 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of the Duraisamy family, who moved to Canada from Sri Lanka, displaying how they blend Christian Christmas and Hindu traditions in their home.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2001]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-2977
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
4 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of the Duraisamy family, who moved to Canada from Sri Lanka, displaying how they blend Christian Christmas and Hindu traditions in their home.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Holidays - Christmas
Religions - Christianity
Religions - Hinduism
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a December 2001 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata for 535-2977-1: "Siva and Kanges Duraisamy, originally from Sri Lanka, have been gradually melding their Hindu and Christian Christmas traditions."
Caption from metadata for 535-2977-2: "The Duraisamy family, originally from Sri Lanka, have been gradually melding Hindu and Christian Christmas traditions since moving to Canada in 1999."
Caption from metadata for 535-2977-3: "Niroo Duraisamy, 8, shows off the letter to Santa Claus he composed on his home computer. Since moving to Canada from Sri Lanka in 1999, his family has gradually incorporated western Christmas traditions into their holiday."
Caption from metadata for 535-2977-4: "Siva Duraisamy tries to figure out why the family's Frosty the Snowman decoration won't light up."
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Celebration

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto98247
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1999]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of unidentified people, wearing colourful head coverings and clapping, who are participating in a celebration.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1999]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-3314
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of unidentified people, wearing colourful head coverings and clapping, who are participating in a celebration.
Subjects
Events
Celebrations
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Notes
Title based on original file name
Collected by editorial for use in a September 1999 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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South Asian dance performance during a Canada Day event

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto16419
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of visitors watching a women in south asian dress dance on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Museum Marketing photographs series
Date
July 1997
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV020.4.771
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of visitors watching a women in south asian dress dance on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Holidays - Canada Day
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Performances
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
19-Jan-2021
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Printed on slide frame "97-07-02" and "023"
Images
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South Asian dance performance

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto16421
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of visitors watching a women in south asian dress dance on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Museum Marketing photographs series
Date
July 1997
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV020.4.773
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of visitors watching a women in south asian dress dance on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Holidays - Canada Day
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Performances
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
19-Jan-2021
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Printed on slide frame "97-07-02" and "025"
Images
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South Asian dance performance during a Canada Day event

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto16422
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of visitors watching a women in south asian dress dance on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum. The women is kneeling with arms out stretched.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Museum Marketing photographs series
Date
July 1997
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV020.4.774
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of visitors watching a women in south asian dress dance on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum. The women is kneeling with arms out stretched.
Subjects
Holidays - Canada Day
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Performances
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
19-Jan-2021
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Printed on slide frame "97-07-02" and "026"
Images
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South Asian dance performance during a Canada Day event

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto16423
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a women in south asian dress dance performing on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum. The women has one hand raised above her head.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Museum Marketing photographs series
Date
July 1997
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV020.4.775
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a women in south asian dress dance performing on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum. The women has one hand raised above her head.
Subjects
Holidays - Canada Day
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Performances
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
19-Jan-2021
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Printed on slide frame "97-07-02" and "027"
Images
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South Asian dance performance

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto16424
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a women in south asian dress dance performing on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Museum Marketing photographs series
Date
July 1997
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV020.4.776
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a women in south asian dress dance performing on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Holidays - Canada Day
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Performances
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
19-Jan-2021
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Printed on slide frame "97-07-02" and "028"
Images
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South Asian dance performance during a Canada Day event

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto16425
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
July 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of visitors watching a women in south asian dress dance on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Museum Marketing photographs series
Date
July 1997
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV020.4.777
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of visitors watching a women in south asian dress dance on a stage under a tent during a Canada Day event at Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Holidays - Canada Day
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Performances
Names
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
19-Jan-2021
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Printed on slide frame "97-07-02" and "029"
Images
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Natverial Thakore

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto80665
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 24, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby philanthropist Natverial Thakore holding a photo of Mahatma Gandhi while sitting on the grass.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 24, 1997
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-0933
Accession Number
2012-11
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby philanthropist Natverial Thakore holding a photo of Mahatma Gandhi while sitting on the grass.
Subjects
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Thakore, Natverial
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "Bby 5 53% / Bby Mario 91-512"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Images
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Dipen Thakrar

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivephoto80903
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 22, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 21.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dipen Thakrar, a Burnaby South student, sitting near computer tables.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
March 22, 1998
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-1137
Accession Number
2012-11
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.5 x 21.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dipen Thakrar, a Burnaby South student, sitting near computer tables.
Photographer
Langdeau, Brian
Subjects
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Thakrar, Dipen
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on recto of photograph reads: "75% Bby pg. 4 / 592 A Bby Brian Bby - 4 -"
Trim marks and/or reproduction instructions on recto (scan is cropped)
Accompanying caption reads: "March 22, 1998 592A: / Dipen Thakrar is one of 20 Burnaby South secondary students who will demonstrate some of the high tech projects students have been working on when Prince Charles, and possibly his two sons, visit the school on Tuesday."
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North Burnaby High School Graduates 1954

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto163
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1954
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 36.5 x 58.5 cm mounted on board 76 x 101.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of graduates of North Burnaby High School in 1954 with all names of graduates scripted on mounting board by E.Skrypec. Row 1: L. Fox, S. Johnson, R. Larson, B. Milaney, J. Watson, D. Spring, G. Calder, J. Forester, A. Nash, J. McGiveron, M. Meikle, T. Brooks, J. Meikle, S. Hill, B. Bil…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph collection
Date
1954
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 36.5 x 58.5 cm mounted on board 76 x 101.5 cm
Accession Code
BV985.30.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of graduates of North Burnaby High School in 1954 with all names of graduates scripted on mounting board by E.Skrypec. Row 1: L. Fox, S. Johnson, R. Larson, B. Milaney, J. Watson, D. Spring, G. Calder, J. Forester, A. Nash, J. McGiveron, M. Meikle, T. Brooks, J. Meikle, S. Hill, B. Bilson, F. Stewart, M. Slavin, H. Trayling, B. Bourne, M. Mothe, M. Bazylevich, S. Yorston, E. Underwood, S. Sandberg, A. Craig, A. Holzman, M. Cranston, W. Pendygrasse and L. Holland. Row 2: S. Willimas, S. Anderson, G. Burgess, I. Radill, J. Jopling, J. Wong, K. McNicol, D. Gallie, W. Brigden, I. Frank, J. Elliott, P. Wooldard, D. Drummond, E. Murray, K. Nelson, B. Smith, J. Purser, D. Lister, N. Husband, A. Ryder and G. Olafson. Row 3: B. Beaumont, W. Judyski, B. Chamberland, R. Dyck, H. Lunow, R. Morris, N. Trtan, S. Gill, K. Elliott, D. Demchuk, D. Wilson, H. Philbrook, D. Connorton, D. Panton, G. Monk, G. Kubicek, J. Christian, H. Pendygrasse, D. Norman and H. Peterson. Row 4: C. Allen, J. MacDonald, H. Siddoo, G. Boyd, G. Norgard, P. Iannucci, R. McDonnell, B. Mills, R. Ostby, K. Bennett, F. McAuley, G. Topham, G. Clapp, H. Rink, T. Scuffi, B. Dolman, L. Armstrong, W. Cross, E. Matiash and B. Miles. Row 5: V. Cinnamon, T. Saunders, E. Skrypec, S. Bonettemaker, G. Barr, W. Greba, B. Asleson, B. Launder, F. Punko, J. Maxwell, J. McTaggart, D. Allen, W. Plevy, J. Bailey and R. Zacharias.
Subjects
Persons - Students
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Events
Buildings - Schools
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Siddoo, Hardev
Wong, Jessie
Burnaby North High School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4375 Pandora Street
Burnaby - Pandora Street
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Notes
Title based on contents of item
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Sikh couple at wedding

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto4406
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1950 and 1960]
Collection/Fonds
Rhoda Jeffers fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
A photograph of an unidentified Sikh couple getting married. An unidentified man wearing a white turban and beard is standing to the left of the couple and a column decorated with flowers. The groom is dressed in a dark suit with a white flower on his jacket. The bride is dressed in a saree and is …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Rhoda Jeffers fonds
Series
Jeffers family photographs series
Date
[between 1950 and 1960]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 13 cm
Accession Code
BV007.20.29
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
A photograph of an unidentified Sikh couple getting married. An unidentified man wearing a white turban and beard is standing to the left of the couple and a column decorated with flowers. The groom is dressed in a dark suit with a white flower on his jacket. The bride is dressed in a saree and is holding a bouquet of flowers. People behind the couple, are seated on the floor and standing. The women are wearing sarees.
Subjects
Ceremonies - Weddings
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
13/05/2018
Images
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Booms and mill

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15187
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1950] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of log boom pond of the Kapoor Sawmills Limited in Burrard Inlet.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
[1950] (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.8
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of log boom pond of the Kapoor Sawmills Limited in Burrard Inlet.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sargeet Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Industries - Logging/lumber
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Barnet Marine Park
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
See page 66 in book "In the Shadow by the Sea - recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "The vast log boom pond of Kapoor Sawmill, c. 1950"
Images
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Kapoor Sawmills Limited, cabins and log booms

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15188
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[195-] (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Panorama photograph of the Kapoor Sawmills Limited, cabins and log booms in Burrard Inlet. Cabins are located on the lower shore.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
[195-] (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Panorama photograph of the Kapoor Sawmills Limited, cabins and log booms in Burrard Inlet. Cabins are located on the lower shore.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sargeet Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Industries - Logging/lumber
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burrard Inlet
Burnaby - Barnet Marine Park
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Jagdis, Sarjit and Besant Siddoo with Harbans Kour Teja and Kartar K. Sangha

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto15183
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Jagdis, Sarjit and Besant Siddoo standing next to Harbans Koor Teja with baby and Kartar K. Sangha (company cook) on the site of Kapoor Sawmills Limited.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Pun…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
In the Shadow by the Sea collection
Date
1947 (date of original), copied 2004
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : 300 dpi
Accession Code
BV019.32.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Jagdis, Sarjit and Besant Siddoo standing next to Harbans Koor Teja with baby and Kartar K. Sangha (company cook) on the site of Kapoor Sawmills Limited.
Administrative History
Kapoor Singh Siddoo was born in 1885 in the Punjab village of Kharaudi, India. Kapoor was one of the pioneer South Asian Canadian Sikhs who immigrated to America in 1906 and onto Canada in 1912. Kapoor first arrived in San Francisco in 1906, along with twenty uneducated men from the Province of Punjab, India. Kapoor was the only one among these men who was educated so acted as their interpreter, manager and accountant. They worked along the Southern Pacific Railway line near Marysville, California, toward Reno and Nevada. Kapoor heard about the beauty of British Columbia and decided to travel to the west coast but times were tough with discrimination against all South Asians in British Columbia. With this information, Kapoor traveled east to Northern Ontario where he tried homesteading for a year but the extreme winter conditions didn’t appeal to him. Kapoor returned to British Columbia after receiving word from South Asian Canadians that they were in need of an educated accountant/manager for a sawmill. In 1923, with the change in immigration laws, Kapoor arranged for his wife, Besant Kaur to emigrate from India. Besant came to Canada accompanied by Kapoor’s older brother. Kapoor and Besant had two daughters, both born in Duncan B.C. Jagdis Singh Siddoo was born in 1925 and Sarjit Singh Siddoo was born in 1926. Both of their daughters graduated as doctors from University of Toronto medical school. His career in B.C. began as a lumberman for a large lumber mill on Vancouver Island until 1935. Following this, Kapoor established the Kapoor Lumber Company Limited and operated a mill at Shawnigan Lake before eventually purchasing 45 acres in 1939 of the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site in Burnaby. He purchased the site from the Municipality of Burnaby under the name of Modern Sawmills Limited since there was a restriction on selling this piece of a property to a non-white person. Eventually the name was changed to Kapoor Sawmills Limited. Kapoor’s company was a financial success but was tragically razed on January 14, 1947 due to a devastating fire. A smaller mill was rebuilt on the site and Kapoor maintained a successful financial operation until 1959. In 1959, Kapoor Sidoo was considered one of Vancouver’s most influential men in the South Asian Community. In this same year, the family set up the Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation and with help from his wife and daughters opened a hospital in the Punjab village of Aur. In 1964, Kapoor died in India at the age of 79 years. Kapoor’s younger brother, Tara Singh Siddoo came to Canada from India in 1906 but after suffering discrimination, he returned to India in 1912. Several years later Tara returned to Canada joining Kapoor at a logging mill on Vancouver Island. Lesser shares of the mill were held by Tara and other family members. Tara and his wife, Beant Siddoo lived at Barnet between 1943 and 1945, with their family of five sons, Lakhbeer, Gurdeb, Gurcharn, Baldev, Hardev and three daughters, Harjeet (Sangha), RunJet (Basi) and Buckshish (Sarai). One of Tara’s responsibilities was to oversee the logging camp and ensure that the logs arrived regularly from Cowichan Bay near Duncan to the Barnet logging mill.
Subjects
Persons - South Asian Canadians
Names
Kapoor Sawmills Limited
Siddoo, Besant
Siddoo, Jagdis
Siddoo, Sarjit
Teja, Harbans Koor
Sangha, Kartar K.
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
see page 64 in the book "In the Shadow by the Sea - recollections of Burnaby's Barnet Village". Caption with photograph reads: "Standing in front of the new mill under construction are Jagdis, Sarjeet and Mrs. Kapoor Siddoo, Harbans Koor Teja with baby and Kartar K. Sangha (company cook), 1947"
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