Item T1235:0001 - Mette Frank interview

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Mette Frank interview

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  • [ca. 1972] (Creation)

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2 audio reels (01:00:00) : 19 cm/sec, 1 track, mono ; 18 cm

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Mette "Mattie" Frank : the Kitsumkalum Valley, 1908-1934 PERIOD COVERED: 1883-1934 RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), [ca. 1972] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mette "Mattie" Frank was born in Norway (1883), emigrated to B.C. with her family in 1891, her father was a boat builder. She spent two years (1895-97) at Metlakatla, Port Essington, married ;Henry Lewis Frank (1900) and they moved to Kitsumkalum Valley in 1908. She describes Port Essington, the social life, her husband's pre-emption in the Kitsumkalum Valley, the family house and farm, other settlers in the area, life on the homestead, the hotel at Eby's Landing, problems with wildlife and insects. TRACK 2: Mattie Frank talks about learning to be a pioneer, area residents, wood for t;he steamboats, work camps for the railroad, Terrace ca.1910, George Little, the school, the railway station at Terrace, the first teachers, winter amusements, farm chores, the Marsh family, Christmas celebrations, churches, Indian village at Kitsumkalum, steamboats, and Wiggs O'Neill.

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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 compact disc(s) made from original or master audio reel(s), 2003-10-09.

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  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T1235

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Previously described as AAAB1365

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Orchard ; S-[1-2]

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speaker: Mette Frank, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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