Fonds PR-165 - Brookman family fonds

Getting ready to harpoon basking sharks Brookman's Store at the Gorge-Admirals Intersection, 1930 Gorge and Admirals intersection, 1928 Reconstruction of Admirals and Gorge Roads, 1929 Reconstruction of Admirals and Gorge Roads in the early 1930s, photo taken looking eastward down ... Brookman's Store and Garage, 1969 Brookman's Store and Garage, 1949 Craigflower School class of 1932 Craigflower School class of 1931 Victoria Inner Harbour, canoe race to Port Angeles
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Brookman family fonds


  • 1920 - 1969 (Creation)

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27 photographs.

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Arthur Brookman was the son of Arthur and Annie Brookman who came to Victoria in 1928. They ran the corner store on Admirals and Gorge Roads which remained virtually unchanged until 1949 when Mr. Brookman Jr. built the service station and the apartment block. Arthur Brookman Jr. attended Craigflower and Mount View Schools. He joined the Navy in 1941. Upon his return, he worked with the Pacific Meat Company for a short time and then went back to running the store in 1947. He kept the store until 1971, then rented it to Maurice and Kileasa Wong. Mr. Brookman was well known for his track and field accomplishments. He died in 1995.


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Records received by Saanich Archives in 1982.

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Fonds consists of photographs from the 1920s to the 1940s of the Gorge and Admirals area, including Brookman's Garage, skating on Portage Inlet, building Craigflower Bridge and fishing in Portage Inlet.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1982-010

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