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W.H. Derby receiving first old-age pension cheque (for $20) paid in the Dominion of Canada. 


Sept. 1927


Alberni, B.C.

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph ; 10 x 8 in
Positive Paper Silver - gelatine

Scope and content

L.-R. William Henry Derby, A.W. Neill, M.P., Comox-Alberni; R.J. Burde, M.L.A., Alberni; A.G. Freeze, Government Agent, Alberni.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-021247
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Item no. assigned by LAC
90: Open
Other accession no.
1978-101 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada/C-21247
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Photographer: Unknown.

Additional information

Photo is mounted on board; under photo is an image of the cheque presented to Mr. Derby. Under that is the following printed note: "The group shows the first

old-age pension paid in the Dominion of Canada, being presented to W.H. Derby, old-time pioneer of the province, in the office of the government agent for the

Alberni District. Mr. Neill, who took a prominent part in securing the passage of the legislation, and Mr. Burde, who sponsored the first legislation passed

in the Legislature of British Columbia, are also interested participators in the historic little event."

The cheque was made out by the Old Age Pensions Department of the Workmen's compensation Board. The cheque is dated 20 September 1927.

Signatures and inscriptions
(On face of image) Compliments of Peter Heenan [then-minister of Labour in the Dominion Government]


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