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A view from the inside : [3 parts]

SUMMARY: Three parts of a radio program entitled "A View from the Inside", by Robert Cummings of Prince George radio station CJCI. The three parts focus on the history of Prince George and Barkerville.;


The item is a testimonial presented to James Wattie of Camerontown, a miner and woolen mill owner, on his leaving the Cariboo to return to Canada.

Cariboo Amateur Dramatic Association. Barkerville.

Acting side for the part of Captain Oakley in the play "The Vermont Wool Dealer" performed by the Cariboo Amateur Dramatic Association in the Theatre Royal, Barkerville, March 27, 1869 and March 12, 1870.

Transferred from Barkerville Historic Park, 1976.

Cariboo Amateur Dramatic Association

Bapty, Walter, 1884-1973. Victoria; Soldier and Physician.

"Memoirs." Recollections of author's boyhood in London, Ontario, studies at Ontario Agricultural College, and medical training at the University of Western Ontario, reminiscences of his career as medical practitioner in Alberta (1906) and Victoria (1907-1940). MS includes detailed account of author's military career - notably his service in South Africa (1899-1900) with Canadian Artillery and the Canadian Scouts; in Victoria (1907-1914) with 88th Fusiliers and Victoria Independent Squadron of Horse; and in Europe (1915-1918) with 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles, and 102nd Battalion (North British Columbians). Additional reminiscences of author's inter-war service with 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish Regiment), and of his postings with 2nd Battalion (Canadian Scottish) [1940-1942] and Canadian Army Medical Corps. [Folders 1-3]. Bapty's first-hand account of battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, regimental diary of 2nd Battalion, Canadian Scottish (1936-1942), pamphlet on regimental colours of 30th Regiment (BC Horse), correspondence dealing with soldiers' morale, and memoranda (1942) pertaining to British Columbia coastal defence included in collection [microfilm]. Unit also contains accounts of holiday expeditions to Barkerville (1927) and Forbidden Plateau (1936), plus eulogies and newspaper clippings concerning Bapty's career [Folders 4-7]. For photograph of author in South African War see Visual Records (Accession No. 95251).

"Memoirs" presented by Mrs. David Williams (daughter), M.D., Duncan, 1981.

Bapty, Walter

Biography of William Birnie Cameron / R.W. Burlingame Gardiner

The item is a 6 page copy of "Life of the late W.B. Cameron, an Overlander of '62" by R.W. Burlingame Gardiner of Californa. It is a brief biography of William Birnie Cameron (authenticated by Cameron's descendants) which includes an account of his Journey from Quebec to B.C. and some details of his activities in Barkerville where he lived for a number of years.

Obtained by Gardiner from Cameron's daughter, Mrs. H.A. Paquette of Montreal. Copy forwarded to PABC, 1963.

Barkerville account book

Handwritten notebook showing work expended on government dams and roads; accounts with J. Mason; work periods for Bald Head Company and expenses vs gold dust for Mills Company.

Highway north

The item is a reel of travelogue film showing scenic highlights and points of interest along Highway 97 in the Okanagan and Cariboo. Includes footage of car ferries (the M.V. "David Lloyd-Jones" and M.V. "Lequime") on Okanagan Lake; highlights of Kelowna International Regatta; abandoned mine equipment and shaft; Barkerville (before its restoration); sawmill in Quesnel; a parade and rodeo events at the Williams Lake Stampede.

Ride of the last stagecoach

The item is a reel of documentary film. It shows the BC Centennial Committee's special project "Stagecoach," re-enacting a journey by stagecoach from Victoria to Barkerville by way of Nanaimo, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Yale, Lillooet, Ashcroft, Soda Creek, Quesnel and Wells. Many ceremonies and events are enacted en route, including a number of "hold-ups" and attacks by "wild Indians." Paul St. Pierre talks to stage drivers Jack Turnbull and Hank Rudofsky. Also interviewed are Frank Barnard and Yale historian Gus Milliken; Mr. Milliken disputes the authenticity of the re-enactment.

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