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Interviews with Petawawa Locals


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  • Interview - Mrs. Mabel Hunter
    Audio       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 ...
    Audio     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. ...
  • Interview - Mr. Ewald Stresman
    AudioText       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.
    AudioText     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 - ...
  • Biography - Mr. John Alexander Douglas McCurdy
    Text       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.
    Text     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 ...
  • Interview - Mr. Lloyd Allen
    Text       This document outlines a brief interview with Mr. Lloyd Allen in which he discusses his family history in Petawawa, ON.
    Text     This document outlines a brief interview with Mr. Lloyd Allen in which he discusses his family history in Petawawa, ON.
  • Interview - Mr. Gutzman
    Text       This document outlines a brief interview with Mr. Gutzman in which he discusses his family history in Petawawa, ON.
    Text     This document outlines a brief interview with Mr. Gutzman in which he discusses his family history in Petawawa, ON.
  • Interview - Margret Molson
    Text       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.
    Text     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 ...
  • Interview - Viola Nitschke
    Text       This document outlines a brief interview with Viola Nitschke in which she discusses her family history in Petawawa, ON.
    Text     This document outlines a brief interview with Viola Nitschke in which she discusses her family history in Petawawa, ON.
  • Interview - Wilhelmine Schwanz
    Text       This document outlines a brief interview with Wilhelmine Schwanz in which she discusses her family history in Petawawa, ON.
    Text     This document outlines a brief interview with Wilhelmine Schwanz in which she discusses her family history in Petawawa, ON.
  • Interview - Mr. Peter White
    AudioText       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 ...
    AudioText     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. ...
  • Interview - Mrs. Hazel Davis
    Text       This document outlines an interview with Mrs. Hazel Davis in which she discusses her history of teaching in Petawawa, ON.
    Text     This document outlines an interview with Mrs. Hazel Davis in which she discusses her history of teaching in Petawawa, ON.
  • Interview - Mr. Elmer Maves
    AudioText       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.
    AudioText     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 ...
  • Interview - Mrs. Callie Logan (nee Black)
    AudioText       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.
    AudioText     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 ...
  • Interview - Mr. Adolph Gust
    AudioText       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.
    AudioText     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 ...
  • Interview - Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Clouthier
    AudioTextcomment       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.
    AudioTextcomment     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.
  • Interview - Mrs. G.E. "Minnie" Robertson
    AudioText       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.
    AudioText     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 ...
  • Interview - Mr. B.G. Watt
    AudioText       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.
    AudioText     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.
  • Interview - Jeanne Cringan and Miss Sparling
    Audio       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.
    Audio     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 ...
  • Interview - Mrs. Clara Teshner
    Audio       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 ...
    Audio     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 ...
  • Interview - Mr. Gordon Gunter
    Audio       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.
    Audio     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.
  • Interview - Mrs. Augusta Radtke
    Audio       This audio is from two recorded interviews with Mrs. Augusta Radtke of Petawawa, Ontario. The first recording comes from a pre-interview session, it is brief and discusses topics such as laundry and family life. Running time for Pre-Interview is 00:06:55. The second, more in depth recording covers a wide variety ...
    Audio     This audio is from two recorded interviews with Mrs. Augusta Radtke of Petawawa, Ontario. The first recording comes from a pre-interview session, it is brief and discusses topics such as ...
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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.