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Premier's records

  • GR-1414
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  • 1953-1972

Official correspondence, reports, briefs to cabinet, articles and messages, etc. accumulated during W.A.C. Bennett's tenure as premier. Includes files on Dominion-provincial relations, civil defence, centennial celebrations, railways and maj...

British Columbia. Premier

World War I Photographs

The World War I Photographs series contains several images taken in British Columbia from 1914 to 1919 in relation to the Great War. The largest categories of pictures include photographs of troops' departures from Victoria and Vancouver, as ...

Samuel and Gladys Bombini interview

CALL NUMBER: T0352:0001 - 0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Samuel Bombini came from Calabria, Italy in 1900, and came to BC for rich mining prospects. Bombini describes the life and people of the Boundary regio...

Mildred Roylance interview : [Orchard, 1964]

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Mildred Roylance begins this interview by singing "Home on the Range" and she tells the story of Colin Scott McRae, a young man from Ontario who wrote the song and came to ...

Marjorie and E.S. Reynolds interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-17 SUMMARY: Mrs. Marjorie Reynolds came from Grimsby, Ontario to Grand Forks in 1900 with her father, who used to be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She discusses orchards and nurseries and the...

D.C. Manly interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-17 SUMMARY: Mr. Donald C. Manly's parents came from Michigan to Grand Forks in 1892. In this interview, Mr. Manly discusses his father's store, the local dentist, his home, the dance hall, his owner...

Maitland and Daisy Harrison interview : [Orchard, 1965]

CALL NUMBER: T0346:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Maitland Harrison came from England in 1908 with hopes of fruit farming. He describes the area around Queen's Bay and Crawford Bay and some of the early sett...

George "Romey" Kingsley interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-16 SUMMARY: Mr. George "Romey" Kingsley came from Washington with his father in 1899 and landed in Midway. He went to Anarchist Mountain, then known as Rock Mountain, though people called it One-Eye...

Gerald Harpur interview

CALL NUMBER: T0348:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-20 SUMMARY: Mr. Gerald Harpur landed in Midway on Sept 22, 1912, and settled as a fruit farmer in the Kettle Valley, farming mostly apples. He talks about his life, where he came from...

Edna Bonnett interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-20 SUMMARY: Mrs. Edna Bonnet, originally from Suffolk, England, came to Canada with her father because she wanted to raise horses. They sailed from Liverpool just after the "Titanic" had sunk in 19...

Carl Thomet interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Carl Thomet was born in Midway in 1905, and lived his whole life there. The interview begins with a description of the railway built in 1900. The first passenger railway service was call...

Henry Cuthbert Holmes interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Major H. Cuthbert Holmes speaks about J.D. Pemberton's early life; his arrival in the colony of Vancouver island in 1851; his education; his work as surveyor; his membership in the exec...

Fred Lade interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-02-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Fred Lade recalls events of the West Kootenays and Arrow Lakes District. He begins with his recollections of playing music for dances, descriptions of those dances, social events and win...

Bill La Chance interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-03-09 SUMMARY: Mr. E.W. (Bill) LaChance recalls his experiences working as an locomotive fireman and engineer for the CPR, based in Revelstoke. This interview mainly relates his story as the sole survivor of the...

Andy Gray interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-30 SUMMARY: Andy Gray recalls in detail his career on the CPR. Born in Scotland, he came to Canada in 1890 and then to Vancouver 1892. He began work on the CPR in 1906 as a "wiper", then a fireman,...

George H. Williamson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. G.H. Williamson recalls his 40 year career with the CPR. Born in Toronto, he moved to Donald, B.C., in 1892 and started with the railways. By 1900 he was working as an engineer. He ...

Phillip and Eve Parker interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Eve Parker came from England to Donald, BC in 1892. She describes her childhood in Donald, and the social life and customs of the community. She traveled throughout the province e...

Doug Abrahamson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-01-29 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Doug Abrahamson recalls Revelstoke at the turn of the century. His family came from Sweden, settled in Revelstoke and built and ran the Central Hotel. He describes the social lif...

Eugene Leveque interview

CALL NUMBER: T0344:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Eugene Leveque's family came from Winnipeg to Alberta and, in 1904, to Revelstoke. He recalls early Revelstoke including its red light district, local miners...

Alexander Harris interview : [Orchard, 1965]

CALL NUMBER: T0345:0001 RECORDED: New Denver (B.C.), 1965-05-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Alexander Harris describes prospecting and mining in the Arrow and Kootenay Lakes area in the 1890s. His father, Joseph Harris, came to Slocan in 1896, establishe...

Bishop A.H. Sovereign interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-11-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 2: Reverend A.H. Sovereign, Bishop of Athabasca, talks about coming to BC as a young deacon in 1906; he recalls his first impressions of Vancouver, streetcars and the city centre. He descri...

H. Norman Lidster interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Lidster came to BC with his family from England in 1902; Lister, his father, was an early technical teacher in Vancouver. Mr. Lidster recalls New Westminster; various streets; Columbia ...

Tommy Wycotte interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Tommy Wycotte discusses his early work as a labourer, cowboy and teamster. He also talks about Indian medicine, fighting between Indian bands, hunting and gathering in hard times, th...

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