18 cm of graphic material. - 36 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Georgia (Georgie) Kirkpatrick (1903-1984) was born in Diligent River, near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia on September 18, 1903. Georgia graduated from Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick. She taught at Shingwauk Indian Residential School from 1923-1926. In 1926 her father wrote a letter to the school, asking that she be excused from her duties and sent home to care for her mother, who was dying of cancer. She returned home immediately and her mother died a few months later.
On July 11, 1927 Georgia married Perley W. Wright, a pharmacist, and later, mayor, in Parrsboro. They had five children. Georgia was president of the local Red Cross for many years, she also occasionally wrote for Halifax's Chronicle-Herald.
She and her husband had a house and a cottage in Parrsboro. Her husband died in 1965 and she died on February 14, 1984. The house is now owned by one of her grandsons. The cottage, on the shore of the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy is currently enjoyed by her five children, twenty-one grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Georgina spoke fondly of her time at Shingwauk and is remembered as a kind, gracious woman, who always saw the decency in others.
Fonds comprises photographs of students, staff, buildings, and activities at the Shingwauk Indian Residential School from 1923-1926.
Originals of these photographs are contained in a photo album held by Georgia's daughter.
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre