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Maxey family fonds
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Maxey family fonds [textual record, cartographic material, graphic material]. -- [ca. 1920-1970].
.02 cm of textual records.
16 photographs : b&w, col.
3 maps.

John and Eva Maxey operated "Crossgar', a farm in East Wellington for many years. They had one son, Bert, who became a provincial police officer. The Maxey farm was the site of the first organized horse racing in the mid-Vancouver Island area. The race track was known as Maxey Park and was opened in 1933 by Lt. Governor J.W. Fordham Johnson. The Maxey's were killed in an automobile accident in 1970.

Fonds consists of materials related to the Maxey family and farm. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Photographs; 2) Maps and 3) Miscellaneous.

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Series descriptions available.
Item level descriptions for photographs available.
Donated by Isobel Maxey, widow of Bert Maxey

Series 1.

Photographs [graphic material]. -- 1920-1960.
16 photographs : b&w, col.

Series consists of photographs collected and taken by the Maxey family. Includes postcards.

Title based on the contents of the series.
Item level descriptions available below..

Series 2.

Maps [cartographic material]. -- [193-?], [197?].
3 maps

Series consists of three maps including a plan of the subdivision of part of Sections 17 & 18, Range V, Mountain District, an untitled, annotated map of Nanaimo from Jingle Pot to Vanderneuk Roads and a photocopy of a map the East Wellington area showing the Maxey farm location.

Title based on the contents of the series.

Series 3.

Miscellaneous [textual record]. -- [193?], [197-]
.02 cm of textual records

Series consists of a business card for Crossgar Farm, a copy of the newspaper accident report, a brief family history written by Bert Maxey and a short, typewritten history of Maxey Park.

Title based on the contents of the series.

Series 1.
Photograph List

Photograph 1.
Mati Yick at Maxey farm, [193?]
1 photograph : b&w
Item is a photograph of Mati Yick, a Chinese farmworker who lived onsite in his own home and three unidentified people.

Photograph 2.
Farm machinery at Maxey farm, [193?]
Item is a photograph of farm machinery at Maxey farm.

Photograph 3.
View from bluff at Maxey farm, [193?]
1 photograph : b&w
Item is a view of the Maxey farm from the top of a bluff.

Photograph 4.
Maxey farm house and fields, [193?]
1 photograph : b&w
Item is a view of Maxey farm fields with the house in the background.

Photograph 5.
Maxey Park race track, 1930s
1 photograph : b&w
Item is a photograph of the Maxey Park horse racing track in East Wellington.

Photograph 6.
Maxey farmhouse, [193-]
1 photograph : b&w
Item is a photograph of a portion of the Maxey farmhouse.

Photograph 7.
Bluff on Maxey farm, [193-]
1 photograph : b&w
Item is a photograph of a bluff on the Maxey farm.

Photograph 8.
Maxey family in front of Bastion, [192?]
1 photograph : b&w
Item is a photograph of Eva and Bert Maxey and four unidentified people standing in front of the Bastion.

Photographs 9-11.
Maxey family photographs
[Photocopied ca. 1980 (originally created 1920s)]
3 photographs : photocopies

File consists of three photocopies of images of the Maxey family including a view of Eva, John and Bert at East Wellington in 1920, Eva Maxey churning butter in 1926, and Eva, John and Bert in a horse drawn carriage at Departure Bay around 1920.
Photo 1
Photo 2
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