Collection 2003.13 - Parker Bonney Photograph Collection

Moose in a snow-covered clearing Landscape shot - Water in foreground, shoreline in midground and a tree-covered mountain in the b... Dirt field with piles of canvas A man holding a rifle standing next to a stretched bear skin A man standing in the midst of a number of bare tree trunks Herd of caribou or elk browsing on steep hillside Man sitting on top of a large log pile Linking up of steel on the Grand Truck Pacific Transcontinental Track-layers at work on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Dog sled on the winter trail near Hazelton, BC Pitt River Valley The Start - Mile 189 - Fraser River Giscome Portage Summit Lake - Arctic Drainage Crooked River Forest Ranger Camp - Parsnip River Spruce at Peace Forks Finley River Log Jam - Finley River HBC outpost Fort Graham Fort Graham First Nations group possibly Fort Graham Band A group of First Nations males A canoe on a body of water with the mountains in the background Landscape Shot - Mountains in the foreground, a river in the background Landscape - A river in the foreground, several mountains in the background Grizzly bear kills and hunter Landscape Shot - Mountains in the foreground, a river in midground and mountains in the background Two men sitting beside a house and another standing at the front door A man holding a cat standing in front of a backpack Landscape shot - A wide river in the foreground, and a sloping mountain in the background A man standing in front of a cabin A snow-covered building BC Police Barracks A man and a dog standing in front of the B.C. Police Barracks A man petting a group of dogs Landscape shot - Snow-covered expanse in the foreground, a few buildings in midground and snow-co... A man standing next to a stretched bear skin Landscape shot - Several buildings in the foreground, with a tree-covered mountainside in the bac... Landscape shot - Several snow-covered mountains Several people riding on horseback over the snow A dirt field with mounds of canvas A beaver standing on a log Landscape shot - a river and some plants in the foreground, with trees in the background A building in the middle of a snow-covered field A log yard next to some railroad tracks Grand Truck Pacific flatcars loaded with long logs and men posing in front A man standing on a pile of logs Men leading their horses across a river Two men standing in front of trees with axes in their hands
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Parker Bonney Photograph Collection

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  • [after 1909] (Creation)
    Bonney, Parker

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599 photographs : b&w, mounted in albums

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Parker Bonney was born in 1889 in New Brunswick. In 1911, he graduated from the University of Washington with a forestry degree. He moved to Canada in 1913 and worked as a student in the Nass region. Parker Bonney worked for the Prince George Forestry Division starting from 1913. He was one of the first people to completely survey the Nass River Watershed and the Headwaters of the Skeena. He became the district forester for Prince Rupert in 1926, residing in Ocean Falls, B.C. until 1945. Later on in his life, Parker Bonney worked as a forestry engineer with Alcan and with Columbia Cellulose. Both Bonney Lake and Bonney Creek are named in his honour due to his contributions to the Northern BC forestry industry. Parker Bonney resided in North Vancouver until 1977 when he passed away.

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Consists of two photograph albums that illustrate Parker Bonney's early years as a Forest Engineer. Includes photographs of the expedition to the Nass Valley undertaken by Parker Bonney, Sam Brown, and others. May also include photographs of later surveying expeditions.

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Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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