Item T1231:0001 - Katie O'Neill interview

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Katie O'Neill interview

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  • 1966-09-09 (Creation)

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1 audio reel (ca. 30 min) : 19 cm/sec, 1 track, mono ; 18 cm

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Katie O'Neill : the Veasy, O'Neill and Alexander families PERIOD COVERED: 1860s-1944 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-09-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Katie O'Neill speaks about her mother, Marianne Veasy coming out from New York with her family who pre-empted the Bonaparte Ranch outside of Ashcroft (1860's). After her mother and father, Charles Patrick O'Neill, were married they went to Barkerville (1879), there were 3 children in the family and her father worked as a blacksmith. Following her father's death, her mother married James M;orrison Lindsey Alexander and the family moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands to take up cattle ranching, later moving to Port Simpson. She relates childhood memories of the cattle ranch in the Queen ;Charlotte Islands near Masset and growing up in Port Simpson c.1900. She talks about the Minskinisht village, Rev. Robert Tomlinson and her position as telegraph operator at Minskinisht (1906-1909), and the wreck of the "Mount Royal". She later trained as a nurse (1909) and worked in Victoria. Katie O'Neill nursed Emily Carr in 1944 during her old age and she relates some memories and impressions.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
1 preservation disc(s) made from original or master audio reel(s), 2003-11-01.

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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): T1231

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Previously described as AAAB1361

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Orchard ; S-42/1

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speaker: Katie O'Neill, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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