Family moments. Lion Dance in Chinatown. Visiting a mansion property on Southwest Marine Dr in Vancouver. Street scenes in James Bay. Family and children picnicking in the park and playing. Parade to Parliament Buildings with women in military. Family Christmas scenes (1940s) Public

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One of a series of amateur motion picture films by Mathew Ko. The events depicted are of a Youth Group trip in 1940 from Victoria, B.C. to Vancouver, B.C. Docked ship [possibly Charlotte?], view of dockyard, signage reads “Island Tug.” View of Empress Hotel and legislature building from CPR Steamship Terminal Building. Two women feeding mallards and swans in a pond. Dallas Road view of ocean, Ogden Point breakwater being built as a steamship is leaving. Johnson Street bridge viewed from across the water. Close view of Captain George Vancouver statue on cupola of Parliament Buildings. CPR Steamship Terminal Building with ship docked, viewed from legislature lawns. HBC sign on Douglas Street building, with Fairfield Hotel to the right. Close view of City Hall clock tower, steam train engineer on #461. Train riding over Johnson Street bridge, small boats along dock, Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, B.C. Crowds leaving building, lettering “O.B. Allan” over clock, crowds and band at Beach Avenue and Burnaby Street. Crossing the Lions Gate bridge by car, man pointing across the water, climbing around a stream in a wooded area, shots of a golf course, meeting and document signing. These clips were initially intended for home, personal use. Silent film.


In Collection:
Creator Contributor
Subject Date created Location
Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 00:58:13
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 48.41222, -123.36243
  • 49.30171, -123.1417
  • 49.24966, -123.11934
  • 48.4359, -123.35155
Additional physical characteristics
  • 16mm
Physical repository Collection
  • Mathew Ko Colour Films, Victoria's Chinatown and Region
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • 2013-033.1.10
Fonds title
  • Mathew Ko fonds
Fonds identifier
  • AR480
Date digitized
  • February 20, 2014
Technical note
  • additional metadata by MT
  • Metadata by Lauren Chancellor
  • NTSC 525
  • mp4
  • Double-perf color reversal. B-wind. Mixed Ansco and Kodachrome stocks. 1941, 43, 46 and 47 Kodak date codes. Ansco sections have very faded color. Somewhat shrunken. Perforation damage and occasional tears throughout. Some sections held together with masking tape had to be respliced. Digitized at 18 FPS. Digitized by The Media Preserve
  • Contact UVic Special Collection and University Archives for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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