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Item AAAB0901 - Mary Hamilton interview : [Orchard, 1966]

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Mary Hamilton interview : [Orchard, 1966]

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  • sound recording

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AAAB0901

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  • 1966-02-02 [date recorded] (Creation)

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-02-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mary Hamilton recalls early years on North Pender Island. Her father, Alexander Hamilton, who was trained as a stone mason, settled on North Pender Island permanently around 1902, when Mary; was eleven; she had previously spent summers on the island. She describes her family settling on the island; methods of clearing land; early families; Bracketts; Taits; Pollards; wildlife; food supplies; Indians; domestic chores; entertainment; schools; 24th of May; neighbours; social life; ministers and missionaries. TRACK 2: Miss Hamilton continues with a description of ministers and missionaries; her father's character; residents on the other Gulf Islands; stone quarries on the islands; Saltspring Island Dairy; Rutherford Hope; David Hope; the propagation of the "Hope Apple"; Mr. Buckley; the Grimmer family; Menzies; politics; schools; island settlement and population growth; Corbett's store at Hope Bay; Browning Harbour; Percy and George Garrett; hand-logging; rum runners.;

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975

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  • Complete transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-049.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T0810

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Orchard ; G-31/1-2

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speaker: Mary Wallace Hamilton, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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