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Black Sunday in Gastown
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- Sound recording
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Written and produced by Bill Herbert ; narration by Bill Herbert and Bob Switzer ; research by Heimey Koshovoy ; technical operation and tape editing by Omar Winton.
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Jun. 13, 1966 (Creation)
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1 audio reel (31 min., 57 sec ; 360 m) : polyester, 19 cm/s, stereo ; 0.64 cm
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Item is a recording of a CBC broadcast of the special program "Black Sunday in Gastown," written and produced by Bill Herbert, which describes the events of the Great Vancouver Fire of 13 June, 1886. The program features the following Vancouver senior citizens who remembered the fire and recounted their stories of the great conflagration which consumed most of the young city: Mrs. John MacKee, Mrs. W.M. Drainey, Mrs. Gertrude E. Gao, Mrs. Eliza Jane Beach, Alex M. Matheson. Also features a tribute to all survivors by Vancouver City Archivist Major J. S. Matthews. Blank from 28:30.
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Presented to the Archives by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation June 20, 1966.
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A digital copy of this item is available.
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Playback of physical tape restricted for preservation reasons.
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