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Fonds AM249 - Robert Fuhland Donley collection

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Robert Fuhland Donley collection

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AM249

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  • 1900-1959 (Creation)
    Creator
    Donley, Robert Fuhland

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  • 24 page manuscript (2 copies)
  • Photographs

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Robert Fuhland Donley (1915- ) is a native of Pender Harbour, B.C. He spent the majority of his adult life as a fisherman on the British Columbia coast. In 1964 he emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand, where he operated a fish shop. In the course of his business he met a number of Fijian university students who convinced him to go to Fiji in order to help the Fijians set up a modern fishing industry. He went to Fiji in 1969 to carry out this project and has remained there since that time.

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The collection consists of a published manuscript history of Pender Harbour, B.C., written in 1957 and revised in the author's hand in 1959. The collection also consists of 48 photographs (including one of Portuguese Joe Gonsalves aged 75, with his daughter, Tillie, and one on her wedding day with husband Steve Dames), three negatives of Pender Harbour and a postcard of the Hotel Malaspina in Nanaimo dated 1938.

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Presented by Robert Fuhland Donley in 1957.

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  • Box: 514-G-03 fld 07-09