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Interview with Nellie Runnalls

Item consists of transcript of recorded interview with Nellie Oliver Runnalls who discusses her early family life in Victoria and Delta, BC and memories of her father's political career; her father was former BC premier John Oliver. Runnalls...

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CNR bascule bridge

Photograph depicts a CNR bascule bridge across the upper waters of Victoria Harbour. The rest of the trackage had been removed, except for the bridge itself.

Pacific Wilderness Railway coach

Photograph depicts a Pacific Wilderness Railway caboose after its first season's work that went from June to September. Davies noted the "reproting abbreviation" had been changed from OHCR to PAW. A company decal was also applied.

Ohio Central Railway coach

Photograph depicts an Ohio Central Railway coach that was brought to Victoria in 2000 for use in the tourist Pacific Wilderness Railway that commenced business in June 2000. This particular car had never been refurbished, suggesting it had a probl...

Pacific Wilderness Railway caboose

Photograph depicts the newly created heritage railway, the Pacific Wilderness Railway, at the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway yard in Victoria. Visible is a newly painted locomotive that had recently started service in late June of the year the ph...

St. Ann's Academy, Victoria

Photograph depicts St. Ann's Academy, a girls boarding school that was close to the centre of Victoria. In the corner of the property, nuns had established the first school in B.C. in 1853.

"SS Sir James Douglas" and "Camsell"

Photograph depicts "SS Sir James Douglas," a Coastguard supply vessel, built in 1956. Astem from her is "Camsell," a full ice breaker, built in 1959. Out-of-service is CNR "SS Canora" is found in the background.

Replica of "SS Beaver"

Photograph depicts a replica of the "SS Beaver" entering the Inner Harbour of Victoria. Firing gun salute are forward on the paddle wheels and are making artificial smoke. Bow of the HMCS St. Croix is found in the foreground.

HMCS St. Croix

Photograph depicts the HMCS St. Croix that was built by Marine Industries Ltd. Of the Restigouche class and was one of the 22 Canadian destroyer escorts.

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