September 22-23, 1886

Sept. Wednesday 22 1886

Fine day – went in boat to
head of Mackenzie Sound, laid
out two reserves for the
[Kwaw wa. i nock] [*1] Indians
6 miles from ship – a most
worthless piece of country – Returned
to the Douglas at 5. P.M.

Thursday 23

Hazy threatening morning.
Marked out a reserve at Embley
Lagoon. Went up Drury Inlet
intricate navigation Anchored
at Charters Pt – Started in
boat for Actaeon Sound, commenced
to rain heavily, obliged to return
to the ship.


[*1] Peter’s spelling of “Gwawaenuk

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Peter O’Reilly’s 1886 diary has been transcribed by volunteers and staff at Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens and is for informational purposes only. Researchers interested in this diary are advised to consult the original document housed at the Royal British Columbia Museum & Archives, found in MS-2894, the O’Reilly family fonds.

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