J. D. Pemberton's Estate, Gonzales (Courtesy of BC Archives, A-01911)
Shaping Nature: The Pemberton Family’s Construction of the
We invite you to explore
site in order to experience how one family - the Pembertons - shaped
the Victoria landscape according to conventions of English surveying
Read through the texts to see how these
experiences were reflected larger Victorian-era social contexts.
We also hope you look at the many maps and photographs
included on the site as an alternative way of
thinking about the Pembertons' shaping of Victoria's landscape.