Item 022 - Parkhurst in the snow

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Parkhurst in the snow

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  • 1936 (Creation)
    Gorrie, Angus

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1 photograph : b&w print ; 24.4 x 19.4 cm

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([1890 - 24 Aug 1960]<sup>4</sup>)

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Originally from Scotland, Angus Gorrie ran a small business selling items like chocolate, icecream and home brew. He lived at the northernmost part of Green Lake.<sup>1</sup>

Bob Williamson remembers "It was more of a summer place for him there, he came up fishing, he was up there a lot in the winter time. I used to meet him up on the railway track on skis when I was coming along there but he was a kind of a loner he never was much around people...I don't know what his job was in Vancouver, he was a Scotsman and he used to come dressed, not in a kilt but in the tam o'shanters and all that kind of stuff. I think maybe like the rest of us a up there he was a bit eccentric."<sup>2</p>

Jenny Jardine remembers "[He] lived at Green Lake across from Parkhurst in a huge building full of second hand articles sent up for safe keeping from his brother at Hawkins and Gorrie Auctioneers of Vancouver. Angus had been a prisoner of war in 1914 for a number of years and was forced labour in Austrian salt mine, he used to visit me when I lived at Parkhurst one winter - he was a bit disturbed."<sup>3</sup>

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Photograph of Parkhurst in the snow, taken from across Green Lake.

Inscription on the verso reads "To Mr and Mrs Barr, from A. [Gorrie], Christmas 1936" and in another hand "Parkhurst".

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Good (Nov. 2011)
Foxing on the verso.

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Donated by Norman Barr, Nov. 2011.


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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.


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Revised November 2016.

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