Finding Aids

John Dunham collection
John Dunham collection [textual record, graphic material]. -- [ca. 1930-1950], intermittent.
1 cm of textual records
6 photographs : b&w, reprints

John Dunham was in the British Navy during World War 2. In 1950, he came to Nanaimo as an officer on a ship loading lumber. He subsequently moved to Nanaimo and became the manager of the Black Ball Ferries. Later, he became the first manager of the Nanaimo Harbour Commission (now Port Authority).

Materials were given to Jill Stannard on an ad-hoc basis and eventually donated to the Archives.

Collection consists of materials related to ships and the Nanaimo Harbour Commission. Includes a petition to the federal government to incorporate a Nanaimo Harbour Commission (19590, a brochure, with map, about the harbour (ca. 1965) and a newspaper notice about the Nanaimo Jaycees of which Dunham was a member (1975). Also includes six photographs including images of the S.S. Iroquois, the Solduc, the S.S. Quadra, the Bastion and adjacent buildings, the Company farm, and a Commercial Street scene of people lining up for rations during World War 2. All of the photographs are copies.

Title based on the contents of the collection.
Photo 1
Photo 2