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Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
sound recording (electronic)
Date Range
1929-[ca. 1950s?]
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Gorge Harbour Lodge and Lodge activities, the Corneille and Ballantyne families, and Gladys Ballantyne's house, Gypsy Hill.
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
sound recording (electronic)
Date Range
1929-[ca. 1950s?]
Physical Description
24 photographs (jpeg)
1 audio interview (mp4)
History / Biographical
Bobby (Elizabeth) Corneille Ballantyne (1914-2009) was born in Vancouver and moved to Cortes Island as a young child. She was 4 years old when her father died suddenly on Marina Island in 1919; she remembers that they had to wait 3 days for a Union Steamship to get the body. Her mother Tena (Sarah Christena) Corneille (1877-1949) bought a tourist lodge at the east end of Gorge Harbour in 1929, and ran it until 1936 with the help of her two teen-age daughters. Gorge Harbour Lodge offered accommodations in the main building or in tents, tennis and badminton courts, and excellent boating, bathing and fishing. Vacationers came up from Vancouver on the Union Steamships for a round-trip ticket price of $6.65. The annual Regatta was the main social event of the season, with people arriving by boat from Cortes and the surrounding islands. It featured boat and swimming races, and a dance in the evening. Gladys Georgeson Ballantyne (1882-1964), first came to Cortes in about 1910. In about 1920 she bought a property in Whaletown (now 640 Whaletown Rd.) that she called "Gypsy Hill". She was one of the original members of the Whaletown Friendly Circle, later the Whaletown Women's Institute. Gladys, her son Bill, daughter Valerie and her fiance were all on Cortes building a summer cottage when the Depression suddenly hit. Their off-island jobs fell through, and they remained at "Gypsy Hill" for the duration. Bill Ballantyne (1908-1993) was in the Merchant Marine from 1924-1929. When he was unable to find work on ships during the Depression, he took whatever jobs he could find hand-logging and fishing. Bill and Bobby Corneille were married in 1937. They and other young Whaletown residents formed the Gorge Harbour Dramatic Society to help raise funds to build a community hall, and Bill was the work boss of the building crew for the Gorge Hall. In 1941 they moved to Victoria, and after the war settled in Courtenay with their two sons Peter and Ross. In the late 1950s they returned to Whaletown on Cortes Island where they fished for many years on the gulf troller “Viking”. During that time many young “deckhands” spent time aboard during summer vacations. On retirement, Campbell River became their home.
Custodial History
Electronic records were downloaded in 2012 from an internet address provided by Peter Ballantyne. One photograph was scanned from a photograph temporarily loaned by John and De Clarke.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the Gorge Harbour Lodge and Lodge activities, the Corneille and Ballantyne families, and Gladys Ballantyne's house, Gypsy Hill.
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Ballantyne, Gladys
Ballantyne, Bill
Ballantyne, Bobby
Corneille, Sarah
Subject Access
Logging
Union Steamship Company
Fishing
Transportation
Water transport
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Bill and Elizabeth (Bobby) Ballantyne's wedding, on the steps of the Gorge Lodge

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
1937
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.015
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1937
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
3490×2478
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society fonds

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Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
textual records (electronic)
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Scope and Content
This fonds contains textual records, photographs and other archival material relating to the history and functions of the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society. It includes material created for exhibits.
Part Of
Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
2021.001
Material Type
textual records
textual records (electronic)
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Scope and Content
This fonds contains textual records, photographs and other archival material relating to the history and functions of the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society. It includes material created for exhibits.
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Elizabeth (Bobby) Ballantyne, her aunt and her mother, Sarah Corneille, in Gladys (Nona) Ballantyne's garden at Gypsy Hill

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
[mid-1930s]
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.018
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
[mid-1930s]
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
6355×4569
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Foot bridge over the creek (at either Gypsy Hill or the Gorge Harbour Lodge)

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
[193-]
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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.022
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
[193-]
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
1659×1141
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Gladys Ballantyne (Nona), Bill Ballantyne and Alan Georgeson at a Gypsy Hill

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
1933
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.019
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1933
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
3430×2072
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Gladys Ballantyne's heather on the steps of the Gorge Lodge

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
[ca. 1932]
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.014
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
[ca. 1932]
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
1989×1412
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Gladys Georgeson Ballantyne

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
[ca. 1950s?]
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.020
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
[ca. 1950s?]
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
3236×3241
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Gladys Georgeson Ballantyne at Gypsy Hill (two versions of same photograph)

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Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
1933
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.017
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1933
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
2 photographs (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
5513×3236
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Gorge Harbour Lodge, 1929, with inscription on verso

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
1929
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Creator
Ballantyne, Peter
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.001
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1929
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
2170×1512
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Gorge Harbour Lodge brochure, front

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Ballantyne family fonds
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Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
[ca. 1930]
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.002
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
[ca. 1930]
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
4209×3545
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Gorge Harbour Lodge brochure, inside pages

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Ballantyne family fonds
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Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
[ca. 1930]
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.003
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
[ca. 1930]
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
4270×3745
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Gorge Harbour lodge from the water

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Ballantyne family fonds
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Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
[ca. 1929]
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.005
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
[ca. 1929]
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
1510×2092
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Gorge Harbour lodge, front view

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
1929
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.004
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1929
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
1990×1311
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1930
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.024
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1930
Custodial History
Scanned by by J. Milton from a photograph owned by the current owners of the Gypsy Hill property, John and De Clarke
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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The house at Gypsy Hill under construction

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
1929
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.016
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1929
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
6000×3799
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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James Blake diving at the Gorge Harbour Lodge regatta, and verso

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Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
1930
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.007
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1930
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
2730×1662
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Path and gate, Gypsy Hill

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Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
1933
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.021
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1933
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
3078×5497
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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People in front of the tennis court at the Gorge Lodge; identification on verso

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Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
[ca. 1933]
Scope and Content
L to R: Alan Georgeson, Tena Corneille, G.G. (Gladys) Ballantyne, Mabelle Corneille, Bill Ballantyne, E (Bobby) Corneille, Bernie Allen In front: Edith Munday
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.010
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
[ca. 1933]
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
3430×2133
Scope and Content
L to R: Alan Georgeson, Tena Corneille, G.G. (Gladys) Ballantyne, Mabelle Corneille, Bill Ballantyne, E (Bobby) Corneille, Bernie Allen In front: Edith Munday
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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Regatta at Gorge Harbour Lodge, fifteen and under race, and verso

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Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Accession Number
2020.006
Date Range
1930
Part Of
Ballantyne family fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2020.006
Item Number
2020.006.006
Accession Number
2020.006
Material Type
graphic material (electronic)
Date Range
1930
Digitized Date
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Scan Resolution
2730×1622
Name Access
Ballantyne, Peter
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Whaletown
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