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Floating wisteria arbour, Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-75
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.
The picture was taken on the eastern shore of the pond, looking north. The wooden floating wisteria arbour was replaced with a metal structure during the military college era.

Hatley Castle from the croquet lawn

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-75
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910. The Italian garden to the west of the castle and the croquet lawn below was added as part of extensive development of the Hatley Park estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.
When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Dunsmuir children at Burleith playhouse

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-75
  • Item
  • 1896-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

L to R: Elinor, Kathleen, Muriel, Maye, Marion, James, Bessie
James Jr., known as Boy by his immediate family, and born in January 1894, is dressed the same as his sisters. In the 19th century, boys and girls were dressed alike until aged about 4. At this time, boys would have a 'breeching ceremony' where their hair would be cut short and they would wear their first pair of trousers. Although less common by the end of the 1800s, the Dunsmuir family followed this tradition.

Floating wisteria arbour in bloom, Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-76
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.
The picture was taken on the eastern shore of the pond, looking north. The wooden floating wisteria arbour was replaced with a metal structure during the military college era.

Hatley Castle Porte Cochere from the west

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-76
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Dunsmuir children among hydrangeas at Burleith

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-76
  • Item
  • 1896-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

L to R: Maye, Elinor, Bessie, Muriel, Marion, Kathleen, James
James Jr., known as Boy by his immediate family, and born in January 1894, is dressed the same as his sisters. In the 19th century, boys and girls were dressed alike until aged about 4. At this time, boys would have a 'breeching ceremony' where their hair would be cut short and they would wear their first pair of trousers. Although less common by the end of the 1800s, the Dunsmuir family followed this tradition.

Large group on a riverbank

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-3-77
  • Item
  • 1925-1930
  • Part of K. McCann

Henry Cavendish, married to Dola Dunsmuir from 1928 to 1934, is third from left

Hatley Castle Porte Cochere and driveway, from the west

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-77
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Fishing bridge, Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-77
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927. A rustic wooden fishing bridge was positioned at the north end of the pond.

Floating pavillion and castle, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-78
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927. Taken from the south shore of the pond, this image shows the pavilion reflected in the water as well as the castle behind.

Hatley Castle from the north east

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-78
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Hatley Castle Porte Cochere and driveway, from the east

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-79
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
When Laura Dunsmuir died in 1937, the house and grounds were maintained by a skeleton staff until it was sold to the Canadian Government in 1940.

Journey's End, rear terrace and hydrangeas

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-8
  • Item
  • 1932-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

In 1928, Muriel Dunsmuir married Maurice “Tolly” Wingfield and by 1932, they had built Journey’s End, a home adjacent to the Hatley Park property and in the Arts and Crafts style. In 1952, it was used as a staff residence for Canadian Services College Royal Roads and since 1988, it has been the administration building for Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Park.

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