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SS Joan on water

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-131
  • Item
  • 1892-1905
  • Part of K. McCann

The SS Joan, named for Robert Dunsmuir's wife, was a 831 ton, twin screw steamer belonging to the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway. It ferried passengers between Nanaimo and Vancouver and was sold, along with the E&N railway, to Canadian Pacific Railways in 1905. It continued to operate the route until 1914 when it was sold.

Rose garden sundial, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-131
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The rose garden to the west of the Japanese garden was added as part of extensive development of the estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914. The original plans show a small pond or reservoir in the centre of the garden but this was replaced with a sundial.

lower pond, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-131
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The lower pond is one of three artificial lakes created from a creek on the property. Fish ladders were installed to connect the ponds and encourage trout to spawn in the Japanese garden pond.

Japanese Garden, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-133
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kishida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.

Japanese garden slopes, waterwheel is visible

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-134
  • 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.

Japanese Garden, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-134
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kishida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.

waterwheel, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-135
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kishida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.

St. Margaret's School, Victoria

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-3-135
  • Item
  • 1912-1919
  • Part of K. McCann

Dola Dunsmuir attended St. Margaret’s School in Victoria. The premises shown in this image were designed by Francis Rattenbury and opened at Fort and Fern Street in 1912. The school moved to a new location in 1970.

Japanese garden from east

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-136
  • 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.

St. Margaret's School, Victoria

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-3-136
  • Item
  • 1912-1919
  • Part of K. McCann

Dola Dunsmuir attended St. Margaret’s School in Victoria. The premises shown in this image were designed by Francis Rattenbury and opened at Fort and Fern Street in 1912. The school moved to a new location in 1970.

Garden with pampas grass, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-136
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kishida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.
The building visible on the left side of this image is the upper western portion of the castle.

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