Item T1397:0001 - Michael Trocha interview

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Michael Trocha interview

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  • 1972 (Creation)

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2 audio reels (ca. 60 min) : 19 cm/sec, 1 track, mono ; 18 cm

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Michael Trocha : teaching in small communities in B.C. - experiences at Oona River PERIOD COVERED: 1958-1972 RECORDED: Oona River (B.C.), 1972 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Michael Trocha speaks about coming to Oona River to teach, his first impressions, Oona River compared to the Peace River region, people of the town and the community atmosphere. He relates his teaching activities in a one-room school, his students' backgrounds, children's winter activities, the problems with student enrolment and the declining population. The establishment of the 2 local ;communities (c.1910), early schooling, the school building (1913), local weather and wildlife is also discussed. TRACK 2: Michael Trocha recalls his sighting of trumpeter swans at Oona River, other wildlife on Porcher Island, an encounter with a wolf, sea life and outdoor activities. He speaks about his background, coming to Canada, his life in Germany, qualifying as a teacher and various jobs.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.

  • Outline in documentation file.
  • 1 preservation compact disc(s) made from original or master audio reel(s), 2003-11-21.

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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): T1397

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Previously described as AAAB1537

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Orchard ; S-[1-2]

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speaker: Michael Trocha, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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