Item AAAB0795 - Cornelius Kelleher interview

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Cornelius Kelleher interview

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  • 1963-03 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T0705:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Cornelius "Corny" Kelleher recalls his father, Mortimer Kelleher, Mortimer's early days in British Columbia, and his settlement in Mission City in 1868. He speaks about the mills in Miss;ion City; the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Mission [OMI] settlement of the mission in 1862; Indians at the mission; construction and location of the mission buildings; the Sisters of St. Ann convent; hi;s father's work for the mission; the Kelleher family farm; Passmore family; other settlers in the Mission area; childhood at Mission school. TRACK 2: Mr. Kelleher continues with his discussion of li;fe in Mission; childhood stories; Mission school; passion plays; Indians at the mission; surveying for the CPR in 1882; clearing and construction for the CPR; first passenger trains in 1886; steamboa;ts.; CALL NUMBER: T0705:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Kelleher discusses steamboat service; construction and maintenance of the dikes at Matsqui Prairie; Matsqui Land Company; the Maclure family; early settlers in Matsqui; the Purver family;. TRACK 2: Mr. Kelleher discusses farming incidents; naming Abbotsford; CPR link to the U.S.; Huntington; Mission City; roads, railways; [period of silence on tape]; remittance men; Bellevue Hotel, ;Matsqui Hotel; railway bridge; shipping fish; sturgeon fishing; Indian methods of fishing.; CALL NUMBER: T0705:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Kelleher continues with his recollections of fishing on the Fraser River; salmon fishing; Indian place names; other place names; Joe DeRoche; childhood adventures; Indian stories about ;Hatzic Island; Indian hunting methods and doctors; Sam McDonald and Frank Wade. TRACK 2: Mr. Kelleher recalls Maclure, "Supple Jack" from the Matsqui reserve; Mount Baker; Jim Trethewey and family; ;saw and grist mills; description of the O.M.I. Mission; early settlers; subdivision of lots in Mission City; Riverside; C.B. Sword.; CALL NUMBER: T0705:0004 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Kelleher talks about Mr. Barnes, Mr. Sword, the Matsqui dike and other incidents. [TRACK 2: blank.];

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The original tapes have some silent sections, as well as sound and speed problems.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available.

  • Unedited transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-044.

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No access restrictions apply.

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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): T0705

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Orchard ; FVA-01/1-7

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speaker: Cornelius Kelleher, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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