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Bennett, W.A.C. (William Andrew Cecil), 1900-1979 Prince Rupert (B.C.)
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Doris Collison interview

The item is an audio recording of an interview with Doris Collison.
T1249:0001 track 1: The early life of Mrs. Collison's father, Thomas Dufferin Pattullo. Pattullo in Dawson City, Yukon, ca. 1897-1908. Pattullo family in Prince Rupert, 1908-1916. Pattullo as a family man. Pattullo family life. Religion in the Pattullo family. Social life as a cabinet minister's family. Pressures on Pattullo's wife. Political associates of Pattullo. Relations between Pattullo and Hart. Mrs. Collison's education. More on social life in Victoria.
Track 2: The Pattullo's social life continued. Family strains caused by a political career. Pattullo's temperament. Pattullo disappointed at not being made a Senator. Relationship between Pattullo and Mackenzie King. Pattullo was the "first flying Premier". Relationship between Pattullo and G.G. McGeer. Comments about various cabinet ministers. Relationship between Pattullo and his brother George. Pattullo a fastidious dresser. Differences between Pattullo and his brother George. Pattullo had a "fetish" about proper pronunciation. Pattullo: "not an easy speaker". Pattullo enjoyed campaigning. Description of various election nights. Details about the 1941 Liberal convention.

T1249:0002 track 1: Effects of the 1930s Depression on Pattullo's policies. Pattullo an admirer of President F.D. Roosevelt. Pattullo had no hobbies. Pattullo's retirement. Pattullo asks W.A.C. Bennett to join Liberals about 1941. Pattullo admired Sir Richard McBride. Pattullo a strong family man. Pattullo only overseas once, in 1913. More on Pattullo's character. Pattullo gave complete freedom to his family. Pattullo's temper. Pattullo's firmness and punctuality. Pattullo's good relations with his personal staff.

Premier Bennett campaign -- forestry tour

The item consists of two reels of original film footage from 1969. It shows Premier W.A.C. Bennett at the opening of the Cowichan Valley Forest Museum in Duncan, 17 May 1969; at Prince Rupert [ferry terminal?], 19 May; visiting the Terrace & District Hospital, Terrace Municipal Hall, and B.C. Vocational School, 21 May; and laying the cornerstone for the new Bulkley Valley Forest Industries Ltd. lumber mill at Houston, 22 May. R.G. Williston, H.R. MacMillan & Waldo Skillings also appear.