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Item Description 

Hudson's Bay Company Centenary Celebrations, reel 2 of 18

Date 

1919

Fonds/Series Title 

Hudson's Bay Company Centenary Celebrations

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Notes 

Reel consists of the following footage: Port Burwell post manager and family; Inuit child and huskies; Captain Mack shooting a walrus in Hudson Strait; Beacon Island; S.S. Nascopie met by Inuit pilot Muneapick in kayak; HBC post Lake Harbour; elevated view of Lake Harbour; HBC district manager Ralph Parsons and Inuit discussing the First World War; candy scramble; feeding huskies; Inuit women and children at Lake Harbour; unloading live cargo from S.S. Nascopie; assigning hunting grounds to Inuit trappers.
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Accession No. 

HB2011/001


Location and Ordering Information

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Location Code 

F119-2

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Further Information about the File or Item

Original Format 

1 film: silent, 35 mm

Colour 

B&W

Time 

12 mins., 27 sec.

Former Codes 

British Film Institute location code: 2030311BQ

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Item Details 

IdentifierContent

00:01

Title: "The H.B.C. post manager at Port Burwell and his family."

00:20

Title: "Playmates of the Far North."

00:58

Title: "Continuing across the Straits to Baffin Island, the captain sights a walrus and takes a shot at him."

01:49

Title: "The ungainly animal is hauled abroad [sic] with one huge tusk completely shot away."

02:37

Title: "A welcome sight is Beacon Island, which marks the entrance to Lake Harbor, the H.B.C. post on Baffin Island."

03:06

Title: "Muneapick, the native pilot, comes aboard the 'Nascopie' as she enters the harbor."

04:08

Title: "Before reaching the anchorage a boatload of visitors arrives to inspect the newcomers."

04:41

Title: "The H.B.C. post at Lake Harbor."

05:15

Title: "The characters on the right of the picture are not shorthand but Eskimo for Hudson's Bay Company."

05:33

Title: "A good view of this fine harbor is obtained from a high and barren hill behind the post."

06:08

Title: "'Looking in the opposite direction, several deep lakes may be seen.'"

06:42

Title: "The district manager is warmly welcomed by the natives, who have had no news of the outside world for nine months."

07:24

Title: "Strict attention is paid to his words, amid the frequent slapping of mosquitoes."

07:50

Title: "The natives know only the H.B.C. and believe that the recent European conflict was a war between the H.B.C. and some rival company. They are now delighted to learn that the H.B.C. won the war."

08:24

Title: "A candy scramble is a feature of the victory celebration."

09:20

Title: "Even the husky dogs participate in the festivities."

10:42

Title: "Fashions are various in the different sections of Eskimo land, just as they are elsewhere."

11:08

Title: "Where the cargo has a mind of its own."

11:49

Title: "Assigning the best grounds to the best hunter. The Eskimos were first brought to Baffin Island by the H.B.C., upon its discovery of good hunting grounds there."

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