Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Munday, Phyllis Beatrice[1, 2, 3]

Female 1894 - 1990  (95 years)


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  • Name Munday, Phyllis Beatrice 
    Born 24 Sep 1894  Kotagala, Sri Lanka Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At the time of her birth this island nation was known as Ceylon.
    Gender Female 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1910s-1970s?  BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Apr 1990  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated 18 Apr 1990  North Shore Crematorium, North Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2063  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Known with her husband Walter Alfred Don Munday as an intrepid mountaineer and co-discoverer of Mount Waddington in 1928 (originally known as Mystery Mountain), Phyllis was also active in the Girl Guides movement from her youth in Canada. Named to the Order of Canada in 1972, Canada Post issued a commemorative stamp honouring her life and achievements in 1998 as part of its "Legendary Canadians" serires.
      For a biography of her life and examples of her photography, see Kathryn Bridge's book Phyllis Munday, Mountaineer (2002).

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Munday family fonds (PR-0511); URL (accessed 27 May 2021): https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/munday-family-fonds

    2. [S219] Bridge (2006), Bridge, Kathryn, (Rocky Mountain Books, 2006).

    3. [S218] Bridge (2002), Bridge, Kathryn, (Montreal, QC: XYZ Publishing, 2002).