Gardening at home with the children. Trips to Seattle and Port Angeles. Victoria Day Parade and parade in Royal Athletic Park. Family outing to Butchart Gardens (1949) Public

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One of a series of amateur motion picture films by Mathew Ko. Family at residential house [number 604 or 601]. Decorated Memorial Arena entrance, people seated with programs for concert, rear view of band on platform, brass instruments seen left. Scene change: children playing in snow with broom, walking down steps, making snow piles. Ship at dock, front view. Family walks in snow on Government Street, rear view of ‘Unknown Soldier’ statue with Empress Hotel seen right. Ship sails, children playing in snow, young boy with mittens hanging from coat sleeves poses with vehicle. View of downtown Victoria from residential street, cars driving in snow, young boy eats snow, girl builds snowman, snowplough comes through street. Children feeding ducks in snow, frozen duck pond. Change scene: yellow and red tulips, bluebells in bloom, bees getting nectar in flowers, children take turns posing with tulips. Children in fancy dresses pose for pictures, some with bouquets. Parade of cars, marching women in traditional dress. Signage: “sweet Caporal Cigarettes.” Chinese Public School stairs lined with people, presentation with crowd on street. Girls pose for pictures. Parade through Government Street of cars, floats, CCBA members, women in traditional Chinese dress, baton twirlers, marching bands with legislature in background. Girls in shiny dresses, twirling in yard, celebration in park with Shriners, dance performances, martial arts demonstration. Family looking down from a view on a cement platform of rushing water from a hydroelectric dam and a forested area. Family picnic. These clips were initially intended for home, personal use. Silent film.


In Collection:
Creator Subject Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 00:18:03
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 48.11044, -123.93432
  • 48.4359, -123.35155
  • 48.55032, -123.49521
  • 47.60621, -122.33207
Additional physical characteristics
  • 16mm
Physical repository Collection
  • Mathew Ko Colour Films, Victoria's Chinatown and Region
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • 2013-033.1.07
Fonds title
  • Mathew Ko fonds
Fonds identifier
  • AR480
Date digitized
  • February 20, 2014
Technical note
  • Metadata by Lauren Chancellor
  • Double-perf color reversal. B-wind. Mixed Ansco and Kodachrome stocks. 1948 and 1949 Kodak date codes. Ansco sections are very faded. Variable fading. Somewhat shrunken. Occasional perforation damage. Rough splices throughout. Digitized at 18 FPS. Digitized by The Media Preserve
  • NTSC 525
  • mp4
  • additional metadata by MT
  • 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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