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J.G. Berry Accepting Safety Award

Typed annotation on caption adhered to recto of photograph: "Presentation of Open Pit Mines and Quarries Annual Safety Award by W.K. Kiernan, Minister of Mines, British Columbia to J.G. Berry, General Superintendent, Cassiar Asbestos Corporat...

A.C. Beguin Accepting Safety Award

Typed annotation on caption below photograph: "General Superintendent A.C. Beguin receiving 1965 Safety Award for Open Pits and Quarries in British Columbia from Mr. R.B. Bonar, Dept. of Mines and Petroleum Resources." Photograph depicts...

Official Handshake at Formal Event

Photograph depicts group of 15 men posed in formal room. George Washington Smith (President of Bell Mines) sits in centre on left, shaking hands with Alfred Penhale. Bottom, left to right: Mr. Janitsch, Andrew Johnson, G.W. Smith, Alfred Penhale, ...

Directors at House 130

Photograph depicts group of eight men standing on lawn in front of building known as "House 130" or "Director's Lodge" (see item 2000.1.1.3.19.88). Left to right: Nick Gritzuk, Charles Rainforth Elliot, Jack Christian, W. ...

Directors at House 130

Photograph depicts group of nine men standing on lawn in front of building known as "House 130" or "Director's Lodge". Left to right: Andre Beguin, unknown, Charles Rainforth Elliot, Jack Christian, W. Harold Connell, Plat...

Legislature in session

Item is a photograph of the BC legislature in session. Mr. Williston is seated on the left in the front row, fourth from the speaker next to Premier W.A.C. Bennett.

Cabinet members in canoe

Item is a photograph of Ray Williston and other cabinet ministers paddling a birch bark canoe in the grass during BC Centennial celebrations in Prince George.Originally mounted on poster with photographs 115.1, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 1

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret arriving by Canadian Air Forces jet at Prince George. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross is walking beside the Princess.Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 2

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret arriving by Canadian Air Forces jet at Prince George. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross is walking beside the Princess.Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret on a train

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on the back deck of the Royal train's caboose just prior to her departure from Prince George during her 1958 visit to British Columbia.Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Couples in period costumes

Item is a photograph of Ray and Gladys Williston in fancy dress with a number of other people. Mr. & Mrs. Williston are the second couple from the left.

Signing of agreement for Eurocan’s pulp mill license

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston and others at the signing of Eurocan’s pulp mill license. Pictured from left to right: Hamish C. Cameron, a lawyer representing Finnish interests; Ben Ginter; Clarence Cooper, the lawyer for the BC Forest Ser...

Ray Williston with Arthur Paget 1

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston presenting Arthur Paget, former Deputy Minister of Water Resources, with a gift on the occasion of Mr. Paget’s retirement.

Ray Williston with other men

Item is a photograph of Ray Williston (on the left) with Rudy Hanusiak, Vice-president C.F.A.; Eugene Mealey, President C.F.A.; and Dal Hall, Executive Secretary C.F.A.

Ray Williston being sworn in as Minister of Education

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston being sworn as Minister of Education on April 14, 1954. From left: Aide-de-Camp Pennington, Lieutenant-Governor Clarence Wallace, Mrs. Wallace, unknown, Mr. Williston, Premier W.A.C. Bennett and Provincial Se...

Board of Governors BC Centennial Committee

Item is a photograph of the BC Centennial Committee Board of Directors, wearing their centennial blazers, taken with Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross in 1957. From left: Mr. Williston, Provincial Archivist Willard Ireland, Alderman Bill Orr of Vanc...

Ray Williston receiving silver teaspoons

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston receiving five silver teaspoons with the centennial crest, one for each 100 hundred miles of a personal centennial project which was to run 500 miles, the equivalent of the distance to Prince George. The spoon...

Ray Williston running through ribbon

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston completing 500 miles in his personal centennial project of running the equivalent of the distance to Prince George. The run took place on the YMCA track in Victoria.

Princess Margaret watching a prospector pan for gold

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on July 17, 1958 at an event staged in the Prince George railway yards. Alex Moffat dressed as a prospector demonstrates panning for previously salted gold nuggets, which were later given to the Princess.

Alex Moffet with gold nuggets

Item is a photograph of Alex Moffat dressed as a prospector holding gold nuggets he salted into a gravel bed and later panned out and gave to Princess Margaret.

Members of the BC Cabinet in Prince George

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston (Minister of Lands, Forests & water Resources), Pat Jordan (Minister without Portfolio), Prince George Mayor Harold Moffat, Grace McCarthy (Minister without Portfolio) and Premier W.A.C. Bennett.

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