Item MS-2-130, Box 14, Folder 1, Item 2 - Diary from Frobisher Bay

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Diary from Frobisher Bay

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MS-2-130, Box 14, Folder 1, Item 2

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  • 1960 (Creation)
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    Hinds, Barbara A.

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.5 cm of textual records : spiral bound notebook ; 8 x 14.5 cm

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(1924-2014)

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Barbara Agnes Hinds was a journalist known for the breadth of her interests and knowledge, from science and municipal affairs to Inuit art and heritage preservation. Born in Liverpool, England, in 1924, Hinds worked in public service and as a customs officer until moving to Canada in 1956, where she began work as a journalist for The Chronicle Herald and Mail Star, a career that continued for 33 years. In 1960, Hinds travelled to Fort Chimo, Quebec, with photographer Rosemary Gilliat, where she interviewed Inuit families. Throughout early 1960s Hinds made more trips to the Eastern Arctic and Yukon. As part of her abiding interest in the Canadian Arctic, Hinds collected Inuit art, which she later donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In 1974 Hinds was appointed medical correspondent for Halifax Herald Ltd. Later she became a public relations expert and medical reporter for Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Her interest in birdwatching evolved into a long-running birdwatching column for the Weekender. Barbara Hinds died in 2014.

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Accession 2010-010

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Item is one spiral-bound diary kept by Barbara Hinds dated July 21, 1960. The diary records her activities in Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit, Nunavut).

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Label on the cover of the diary read: "Frobisher Bay School, Mr. Graves' remarks, Apex commentary, rehab projects, Bob Green's comments, 9th July 1960, Carnival, CHAR reproduction set."

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-2-130, Box 14