January 17, 2022

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“Across the Skeena River by Cable Ferry” (1933)

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This film was taken during Hudson’s Bay Company Governor Sir Patrick Ashley Cooper’s visit to Canada in 1933. Footage includes the cable ferry on the Skeena River; a reception at the Indigenous village of Gitwangak (then known as Kitwanga); the Indigenous brass band called Totem Pole Band of Kitwanga; the HBC store; Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia; and the Governor and his wife, Kathleen, in a garden planting a tree.

Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba, Across the Skeena River by Cable Ferry, 1933, F127

Source: Manitoba Government

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