Item AAAB1234 - Gwen Hayman and Dorothy and William Robinson : interview

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Gwen Hayman and Dorothy and William Robinson : interview

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  • 1965-05-27 [date recorded] (Creation)

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Land promoter John Moore Robinson is recalled by his daughters Dorothy Robinson and Gwen Hayman, and by a nephew, William Robinson, who also discuss life in the central Okanagan, 1897 to 191;4. The three speakers all speak together so it is not specified who says what. The discussion begins by describing Robinson's background; memories of Summerland; the SS "Okanagan" and Captain Estabroo;ks; trips on the family houseboat; how Robinson came west and founded Peachland; early days in Peachland and Summerland; James Ritchie; Robinson's companies; CPR interest in Summerland; early days of ;Naramata, including what life was like there and in Summerland. TRACK 2: The Robinsons offer childhood memories; a discussion about J.M. Robinson and Mrs. Robinson; early church service; first impre;ssions of the Okanagan; the trip out from Brandon; the family house; more on Robinson's background and the founding of Peachland; Robinson's enthusiasm for the Okanagan; Summerland days; visits of CPR; financiers; stories about the Robinson's family Chinese cook; impressions of Penticton and Kelowna; and a westerner's view of eastern Canadians.;

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available.
Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-063.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
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  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T1111

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Orchard ; O-44/1-2

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speaker: William A. Robinson, speaker: Dorothy Robinson, speaker: Gwen Hayman, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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