Don Huntley fonds: -- 1952. - - 9 coloured images
Don Huntley (May 17, 1923 - Aug. 14, 2003) was born in Penticton and raised in Oliver, BC. In 1951, after his family's fruit orchard froze in winter, he moved with his wife (Joy Walker) and their children to her family's place on Quadra Island. He lived and worked in the Quadra Island / Campbell River area and was involved in various businesses and community groups. During some of the summers of the years 1951 to 56, he also worked in northern BC and the Yukon while jobs were scarce on the BC coast. In 1957 to 1961, he developed the concept of precasting concrete into rings to line dug wells and septic tanks and installed them in communities until they brought in municipal water and sewer systems.
Among other interests he was an avid photographer. From 1962 - 63 he was the editor and photographer of the local Campbell River Upper Islander newspaper. After leaving that job, the BC government contracted him to document various events in the North Island, such as the launch of the ferry service from Kelsey Bay to Prince Rupert, as well as the construction of the Gold River pulpmill and townsite. When those jobs were complete, he turned to construction of Lindal Cedar Homes in the Campbell River / Quadra area. In the mid-1970's, he turned back to concrete with his design and development of replacing old wooden marine floats with concrete floats (with wire and styrofoam cores and pressure-treated timbers). His first large contract was the municipal marina in Campbell River and in 1976, he rebuilt the municipal marina in Powell River. He replaced many of the marinas on the coast including ones in Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria and retired to Victoria in 1992.
Source: Irene Huntley
Related material: At the Campbell River Museum and Archives.
The fonds consists of photographs taken by Huntley in 1952.
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Photographs. - - 1952 - - 9 photographs
The series consists of photographs in the slide format, taken of the Queen Charlotte Airlines at the Powell River airport , aerial views of the Powell River Company mill and townsite.
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Accession number 2010.54