Fonds 2006.002 - Yendor Hurst fonds

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Yendor Hurst fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Photographic material

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CA CIM 2006.002

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  • 1977-1990 (Creation)
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    Hurst, Yendor

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6 cm of textual material
81 photographs : colour

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(1948-2005)

Biographical history

Yendor (ca.1948-2005) moved to Cortes Island in 1973, after buying into Redlands Land Group, at the top of Robertson Rd. Gloria Jorg joined him in 1979. He was very involved in community activities, including the drama group, forestry committees, talent shows, drumming, oyster farming, Emergency First Aid Service, and the Whaletown Community Club. He served as webmaster for the Watershed Sentinel from 1995 to 2004.
Yendor made many trips to Ghana. He built djembe drums and had a gallery in his home featuring handmade drums, natural African products, and drum carving workshops. His import business of shea butter supported a women’s co-operative in Ghana, and helped preserve the trees.
Yendor died in an accident in 2005, when his safety belt broke as he was limbing branches high up in a tree.

Custodial history

Records were donated to CIMAS by Gloria Jorg in 2006.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records created or collected by Yendor Hurst. They include weather records of Cortes Island, copies of a tree-planting comic book ("Skreefer Madness"), ephemera and photographs of Cortes Island people and events. It is arranged in two series: Textual records and Photographs.

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  • English

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