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Alice Crakenthorpe interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-02-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Alice Crakenthorpe speaks about her family; her mother was the first nurse in the Vancouver area; Indians; early Vancouver recollections; Hastings Mill; Gastown and Moodyville; the visit of Lord and Lady Dufferin; the Vancouver fire of June 13, 1886; and reminiscences. TRACK 2: Mrs. Crakenthorpe continues with her reminiscences: descriptions of social occasions; the arrival of the; first train; family life; her birth at Alberni; Indians; Mission; Port Moody; early school recollections; transportation; and her sister's wedding.

Cariboo venture

Documentary. The B.C. Centennial Committee special project "Fraser Brigade," a re-enactment of Simon Fraser's 1808 journey by canoe down the Fraser River from Fort George. Also shows related celebrations at stops along the route -- Prince George, Quesnel, Soda Creek, Lillooet, Lytton, Yale, Hope, Mission and New Westminster. Includes an Indian horse race at Lytton, a kayak race on the Fraser, and a mountain-climbing demonstration at Hell's Gate. Expedition leader Dick Corless is interviewed. See also THE DIARY OF SIMON FRASER.

Cornelius Kelleher interview

CALL NUMBER: T0705:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Cornelius "Corny" Kelleher recalls his father, Mortimer Kelleher, Mortimer's early days in British Columbia, and his settlement in Mission City in 1868. He speaks about the mills in Mission City; the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Mission [OMI] settlement of the mission in 1862; Indians at the mission; construction and location of the mission buildings; the Sisters of St. Ann convent; his father's work for the mission; the Kelleher family farm; Passmore family; other settlers in the Mission area; childhood at Mission school. TRACK 2: Mr. Kelleher continues with his discussion of life in Mission; childhood stories; Mission school; passion plays; Indians at the mission; surveying for the CPR in 1882; clearing and construction for the CPR; first passenger trains in 1886; steamboats.

CALL NUMBER: T0705:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Kelleher discusses steamboat service; construction and maintenance of the dikes at Matsqui Prairie; Matsqui Land Company; the Maclure family; early settlers in Matsqui; the Purver family. TRACK 2: Mr. Kelleher discusses farming incidents; naming Abbotsford; CPR link to the U.S.; Huntington; Mission City; roads, railways; [period of silence on tape]; remittance men; Bellevue Hotel, Matsqui Hotel; railway bridge; shipping fish; sturgeon fishing; Indian methods of fishing.

CALL NUMBER: T0705:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Kelleher continues with his recollections of fishing on the Fraser River; salmon fishing; Indian place names; other place names; Joe DeRoche; childhood adventures; Indian stories about ;Hatzic Island; Indian hunting methods and doctors; Sam McDonald and Frank Wade. TRACK 2: Mr. Kelleher recalls Maclure, "Supple Jack" from the Matsqui reserve; Mount Baker; Jim Trethewey and family; ;saw and grist mills; description of the O.M.I. Mission; early settlers; subdivision of lots in Mission City; Riverside; C.B. Sword.;

CALL NUMBER: T0705:0004 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Kelleher talks about Mr. Barnes, Mr. Sword, the Matsqui dike and other incidents. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Dr. William Percy Bunt interview : [Sieber, 1975]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): United Church minister and missionary PERIOD COVERED: 1900-1950 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1975-10-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Childhood in Ontario. Move to the West. Decision to enter the ministry, 1912. Student fields. Further education and service in World War I. Graduation and marriage. Kaslo and church union. TRACK 2: Other experiences at Kaslo. Mission, BC, 1928-1931. The effects of the Great Depression. Missions to the Indians and Orientals, and his work as Superintendent of Home Missions. Relocation of Japanese Canadians. Visit to the Yukon. Policy in the Cariboo. [NOTE: The conclusion of this interview is on tape T1991:0006.]

Flood relief

Documentary. The Fraser River flood of May-June 1948, and the emergency relief operations of the Canadian Red Cross. Includes: aerial views of Coast Mountains, flood area, flooded farms and communities; flood scenes at Mission, Hatzic, Matsqui and elsewhere; military personnel and amphibious vehicles at work; construction of dikes; Red Cross personnel; military aircraft involved.

Frederick Clark interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Clark recounts his father's [Robert Clark] arrival in BC in the 1860s with the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Victoria. Mr. Clark was left an orphan at the age of three; as a child, he lived at Port Kells; as a boy, he later traveled and worked in Spences Bridge, New Westminster, and Seattle, and hunted and trapped in Lillooet and Stave Lake. Around 1895, he moved into the Surrey are;a; hunted, trapped, traveled; worked on the New Westminster bridge; and built boats. He talks about his early life at Port Kells; Barnston Island; early settlers; Shannon; Kells; Lewis Dodson; Joe Bossi; early adventures; Yale; the Reverend Tait; Fort Langley. TRACK 2: Mr. Clark continues with recollections about travel in the area; Yale Road; Scott Road; Semiahmoo trail; early Sumas; Chilliwack; river boats; Mission; the first cannery; sawmills; Brownsville; hotels; Johnny Wise; Fort Langley; cranberries; Port Mann; other memories.

Ivy Watkins interview

CALL NUMBER: T1939:0001 track 1 RECORDED: Mission (B.C.), 1975 SUMMARY: Mrs. Ivy Watkins of Vancouver discusses families in Hatzic during the early 1900s; coming to Hatzic; and the old Henry house.;

CALL NUMBER: T1939:0001 track 2 RECORDED: Mission (B.C.), 1975 SUMMARY: Mrs. Ivy Watkins of Vancouver discusses people, families and places in Hatzic, Mission, and vicinity during the early 1900.;

CALL NUMBER: T1939:0002 track 1 RECORDED: Mission (B.C.), 1975 SUMMARY: Mrs. Ivy Watkins of Vancouver discusses people, families and places in Hatzic, Mission, and vicinity during the early 1900.;

Julia Kelleher interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Kelleher recounts the arrival of her father, Joshua Willard Wells, at Hatzic, 1870; the family farm; schooling at Burton School at Dewdney; other schools; childhood; Wade's Landing; passion plays; trips to the Skeena area; incidents at Francois Lake; the Reverend Cunningham at Port Essington; the Bodington family. TRACK 2: Mrs. Kelleher recalls traveling from Victoria to the Skeena with her brother and sister; the Lacroix family; living at Francois Lake for the winter (break in narration); brother, Jim Wells, at Kitselas; SS "Islander"; her family's move from Port Douglas to Hatzic; Wells' Landing; family history; orchards; farming; Thompson Prairie; other settlers.

Louis Lagace interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Lagace recounts his father's arrival in BC; the homestead at Mission; Captain Livingston Taylor; the Hatzic Prairie dyke; farming; dairy farming; river landings; Dewdney Landing; Burton ;Prairie; the family home; post office at Durieu; French-Canadian settlers; Father Fouquet; Oblates of Mary Immaculate Mission, OMI; family schooling; Mrs. Trethewey and the Italian community. TRACK 2;: Mr. Lagace continues with a story about Bill Miner at Kamloops; life at Hatzic; Barker's Landing; flooding on the Fraser; homesteaders; the Davis family; Dewdney municipality; logging; saw mills; Scott Elliott.

Margaret Blatchford interview

RECORDED: Mission (B.C.), 1976-02-17 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Mrs. Margaret Blatchford (nee Cleary) recalls her childhood in Hatzic and Hatzic Prairie. School days. The family later lived in Mission, where her parents worked at the cannery. She recalls people, places and businesses in Mission and the vicinity.

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