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Collection holds 85 photographs, 29 pages of text, and 5 artworks pertaining to the Payne family and life on Saturna Island. Gerald Payne and his family were some of the first European settlers on Saturna Island, first arriving in 1898. Over time he attracted members of his extended family to the island, so that the Paynes were involved in everything from farming the land to building the first church.
Major themes within the collection include: Payne family photos, various islanders, fishing activities, memoirs, and newspaper clippings.
We are grateful to Sonia Furstenau, Jan Carroll, and Ruth Wiren for contributing these items to the Saturna Heritage Centre from 2011 to 2014.
In 2015, 11 additional items were added to the Payne…
Saturna Island Heritage Archive
Welcome to the Saturna Island Heritage Archive. Feel free to check out our items, use the search bar to navigate the archive by term, or just jump into our collections and see what you find.
This archive was created by the Saturna Island Heritage Centre, located at the Fog Alarm building on East Point. We are open from May to September during the day. Please check saturnaheritage.ca for up-to-date hours of operation. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the Heritage Centre at the FAB no longer has a phone line. The listings in the Saturna phone book are no longer useful. Sorry for any inconvenience. You can still reach us by email or on our Facebook (Saturna Heritage Centre), Instagram (@Saturnaheritage) and other media.