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Hatley Castle, from south east

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-7
  • Item
  • 1912-1920
  • 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 Neptune Steps to the north of the castle were added as part of extensive development of the estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914.

Journey's End from the back garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-7
  • 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.

Miss Garden with Hamilton Forrest

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-2-69
  • Item
  • 1930
  • Part of K. McCann

Original is likely clipped from a magazine. The caption reads: "Miss Garden with Hamilton Forrest (at right), composer of the opera "Camille", and Richard Bartelemy, her coach for the part." The opera, debuted in 1930 was commissioned by Mary Garden, who was the reigning favourite of the Chicago Opera Public.

View of lawns and ponds from castle tower

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-69
  • Item
  • 1912-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The view from the castle tower towards the south west shows how much land was cleared for pasture and the south side of the walled garden. The three ponds created from a natural creek on this side of the estate are clearly visible. The largest 'upper' pond is part of the Japanese garden. In the foreground the croquet lawn is visible, as are the fences that separate the manicured lawns from pastureland south of the castle.

Kathleen and James Jr. (Boy) stood by hydrangeas at Burleith

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-69
  • Item
  • 1896-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

James Jr., known as Boy by his immediate family, and born in January 1894, is dressed the same as his sister, Kathleen, born in 1891. 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.

Rocky landscape, Egypt

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-2-68
  • Item
  • 1912
  • Part of K. McCann

The Dunsmuir family and some friends took an extended vacation from November 1911 to September 1912. They started the vacation in Switzerland and then travelled along the Nile, enjoying a variety of Egyptian historic sites and experiences. After their tour of the Nile, the Dunsmuirs travelled on to England and took over Bisham Abbey in Buckinghamshire for the spring and summer months.

Waterfall, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-68
  • Item
  • 1910-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

This waterfall is on the north east side of the Hatley Park property, along Colwood Creek.

Woman on a horse, Egypt

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-2-67
  • Item
  • 1912
  • Part of K. McCann

The Dunsmuir family and some friends took an extended vacation from November 1911 to September 1912. They started the vacation in Switzerland and then travelled along the Nile, enjoying a variety of Egyptian historic sites and experiences. After their tour of the Nile, the Dunsmuirs travelled on to England and took over Bisham Abbey in Buckinghamshire for the spring and summer months.

Muriel and a man enjoying the sun in the porch, Journey's End

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-66
  • Item
  • 1939
  • 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. Tolly died in 1941. In 1952, the house 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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