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Helen Dawe Collection

Series 6.6

    Cemetery, churches
    School buildings
    Totem poles
    Village views

Series 6.6-- First Nations of Sechelt -- School buildings, Page 1

Photographs include the Sechelt 'Stone Image' (a seated figure bowl), brass bands, canoes, cemetery, the three churches and passion plays, identified individuals and groups, the residential school, pupils and nuns, totem poles and various village scenes. Photographers include Charles Bradbury, Phillip Timms, Helen McCall, Edric Clayton.

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1904 -- Opening ceremonies at St. Augustine's Indian Residential School at Sechelt conducted by the Roman Catholic clergy from Mission, B.C. The school burned down in 1917.

Photograph by Philip Timms, 1842 Charles Street, Vancouver


1904 -- Front view of St. Augustine's Indian Residential School, signed by Philip Timms. (original print, two copies and negative) Built by the Band with no government help and blessed by Bishop Auguste Dontenwill

Photograph by Philip Timms of Vancouver, B.C.


1904 -- Procession from Our Lady of the Rosary Church (twin spires in front of domed building which could be the Sechelt Band's second church, The Church of the Holy Redeemer) to the opening ceremonies of the Sechelt Indian Band's residential school, St. Augustine's, which burned down in 1917.

Photograph by Philip Timms of Vancouver, B.C.


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