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  • Interview - Margret Molson
        This document outlines a brief interview with Margret Molson in which she discusses her family history in Petawawa, ON. Of note is a brief family tree, and descriptions of land deeds and certificates of naturalization.
      This document outlines a brief interview with Margret Molson in which she ...
  • Interview - Mrs. Mabel Hunter
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mrs. Mabel Hunter of Petawawa, Ontario. The interview covers a range of topics including the military life at Camp Petawawa and Mrs. Hunter's work as a telephone operator. Mrs. Hunter was born in 1900, moved from England to Alice Township in 1919 ...
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mrs. Mabel Hunter of ...
  • Interview - Mr. Harvey Fraser
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Harvey Fraser of Petawawa, Ontario. The interview covers a range of topics including the immigration of his ancestors from Europe to Canada, involvement in the War of 1812 (briefly), and their final settlement on Allumette Island and then Pembroke.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Harvey Fraser of ...
  • Interview - Mr. Ewald Stresman
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Ewald Stresman of Petawawa, Ontario. The interview mainly focuses on the period between August 26, 1924 and June 18, 1925 - the year of Mr. Stresman's first log drive, working for Amos Brothers of Pembroke, ON.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Ewald Stresman of ...
  • Biography - Mr. John Alexander Douglas McCurdy
        This document briefly outlines the career and life of the Honourable Mr. John Alexander Douglas McCurdy. He was a pioneer of the Canadian flight industry. He flew the Silver Dart out of CFB Petawawa.
      This document briefly outlines the career and life of the Honourable Mr. ...
  • Interview - Mr. Lloyd Allen
        This document outlines a brief interview with Mr. Lloyd Allen in which he discusses his family history in Petawawa, ON.
      This document outlines a brief interview with Mr. Lloyd Allen in which ...
  • Interview - Mr. Gutzman
        This document outlines a brief interview with Mr. Gutzman in which he discusses his family history in Petawawa, ON.
      This document outlines a brief interview with Mr. Gutzman in which he ...
  • Interview - Viola Nitschke
        This document outlines a brief interview with Viola Nitschke in which she discusses her family history in Petawawa, ON.
      This document outlines a brief interview with Viola Nitschke in which she ...
  • Interview - Wilhelmine Schwanz
        This document outlines a brief interview with Wilhelmine Schwanz in which she discusses her family history in Petawawa, ON.
      This document outlines a brief interview with Wilhelmine Schwanz in which she ...
  • Interview - Mr. Peter White
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Peter White who spent nearly every summer of his life vacationing at a cottage on the Petawawa Point in Petawawa, Ontario. Mr. White discusses his family history, working in the lumber camps, local families of Petawawa and life near the military ...
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Peter White who ...
  • Interview - Mrs. Hazel Davis
        This document outlines an interview with Mrs. Hazel Davis in which she discusses her history of teaching in Petawawa, ON.
      This document outlines an interview with Mrs. Hazel Davis in which she ...
  • Interview - Mr. Elmer Maves
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Elmer Maves of Pembroke, Ontario. He discusses his early days in a lumber camp, stories of other local personages, and bear hunting.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Elmer Maves of ...
  • Interview - Mrs. Callie Logan (nee Black)
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mrs. Callie Logan (nee Black) of Shady Nook, Ontario. She discusses her time as a teacher in Petawawa, including information about the classes, some local people, salaries, and about the military camp.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mrs. Callie Logan (nee ...
  • Interview - Mr. Adolph Gust
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Adolph Gust of Petawawa, Ontario. He discusses lumbering in the Petawawa area, with references to four lumbering companies and his family's history with the area.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Adolph Gust of ...
  • Interview - Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Clouthier
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Clouthier of Petawawa, Ontario. The lumber industry in the Stonecliffe area dominates most of the interview.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. and Mrs. Oliver ...
  • Interview - Mrs. G.E. "Minnie" Robertson
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mrs. G.E. "Minnie" Robertson, born in Cobden, Ontario. She discusses summer family vacations at a cottage at Petawawa Point. She also discusses military camp, lumber industry and general recreation and life in the area.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mrs. G.E. "Minnie" Robertson, ...
  • Interview - Mr. B.G. Watt
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. B.G. Watt of Petawawa, Ontario. Discussions of the lumber industry in the Petawawa area dominates most of the interview.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. B.G. Watt of ...
  • Interview - Jeanne Cringan and Miss Sparling
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Miss Sparling and Jeanne Cringan of Pembroke, Ontario. Discussions of the cottages and local families on the Petawawa Point in the Petawawa area dominates most of the interview.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Miss Sparling and Jeanne ...
  • Interview - Mrs. Clara Teshner
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mrs. Clara Teshner of Petawawa, Ontario. Discussions of the cottages and local families on the Petawawa Point as well as discussions of working and living in times of depression. The interviewer shows some pictures to the interviewees. At the end of the ...
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mrs. Clara Teshner of ...
  • Interview - Mr. Gordon Gunter
        This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Gordon Gunter of Petawawa, Ontario. Discussions of military life as well as transportation and roads of early settlements dominate the interview.
      This audio is from a recorded interview with Mr. Gordon Gunter of ...
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Interviews with Petawawa Locals


Series of interviews conducted between 1982 and 1984 originally recorded on audio cassette. Interviewees are various people local to Petawawa or the surrounding area. Interviews were originally collected as a part of the Len Hopkins Collection.