The "Trader" going into the water at Bell Rock May 1924. J.A.P. standing up. ["Northland Trader", owned by the Northern Trading Company, being launched into the water at Bell Rock, Northwest Territories. John (Jock) Andrew Paterson standing on deck.]
Our houses looking from the back. [Rear view of John (Jock) Andrew Paterson's log cabins during construction]
The film documents the 1977 visit of His Royal Highness Prince Andrew to the Northwest Territories. Entitled "Journey to the Top of Canada," the film was commissioned by Commissioner Stuart Hodgson and was produced by Bill Roozeboom Productions Ltd., of Vancouver in 1979. The film is narrated by Prince Andrew and describes a three day visit to Yellowknife, Dettah, Beechey Island, Grise Fiord, Alert, Cape Columbia (to erect a cairn), and Cambridge Bay; and a two week canoe trip on the Coppermine River. Noted people in the film include Stuart Hodgson, Bob Pilot, Chief Joe Sangris, Chief Joe Charlo, Dr. George Gibson, James MacPhee and Pat Parr.
This file contains pages pages 101-150 of a photocopied draft version of Jock McMeekan's Yellowknife Blade, edited and abridged by G. McC. Gould. This portion of the autobiography of Jock McMeekan spans his time editing The Northern Miner in Montreal in 1929, and time working at various mines and prospecting in Quebec, through to his early Yellowknife days circa 1935. Page 120 coincides with page 4 of the published book, page 150 coincides with page 27 of the published book.
Please note that this interview contains an outdated and derogatory term historically used to refer to persons of Chinese ancestry.