John Woods fonds
- [191-]-1986 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
2.5 cm textual material, 19 photographs.
Name of creator
John H. Woods was born on May 8, 1904 in Derbyshire, England. His father, Harold Woods, settled in Gordon Head just prior to World War I; John, along with his mother and sister, arrived in 1913 aboard the ship “Olympic”. John Woods lived at 1635 Ash Road for 70 years, where he grew flowers and vegetables, and raised chickens. In 1935, Mr. Woods worked at the Fairbridge Agricultural College near Duncan; he also belonged to the Pacific Coast Rangers during World War II, and later spent a number of years with the Victoria Machinery Depot, (his father had also worked for a time at the ship building company). He died in Victoria in 1995.
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records relating to John Woods of Gordon Head. Fonds includes photographs, news clippings, and textual records relating to the Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School in Duncan.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
No further accruals are expected.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Series descriptions available.
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Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Accession number: 1984-001, 2010-004
Name access points
- Fairbridge Farm School (Subject)