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George Frater fonds
George Frater fonds [graphic material]. -- [ca. 1910-1920].
5 photographs: b&w, mounted on cardstock

Born in 1887, George Frater emigrated from Durham, England and worked in a gravel pit in Victoria. Later, he moved to Nanaimo to work in the coal mines. Frater left to work in the States during the 1912-1914 miner's strike. He later went back to Nanaimo where he returned to the mines, eventually becoming a fireboss. Frater died in 1976 in Coquitlam.

Photographs were donated by Frater's daughter, Anne Owens, in 1993.

Fonds consists of various mine related photographs featuring George Frater including views of a Canadian Western Fuel Company ambulance class (1918), groups of miners in a tunnel in Issaquah, Washington (1913), winners of a two man [ambulance?] team and an unidentified group of men (1916).

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
All of the photographs have George Frater written in ink on verso.
Photo 1
Photo 2
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