Masao Hiraoka

Masao Hiraoka

Bird Commission case file number 897. Custodian file number 1793 (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_45_file_0897). Son of Heijiro Hiraoka. Owner of the fishing vessel "Tzaartoos."


Regularized NameMasao Hiraoka
Custodian Identification Number1793
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceHunter Siding, BC
ResidenceRosebery, BC
ResidenceTashme, BC

Shared Surnames



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