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Early Sechelt

   Billingsley, Gary
    Brackett, Sophie
    Connor, Peggy
    Crowston, Doris

    Hammond, Dick
    Hemstreet, Margaret
    Lemieux, Robert
    MacLarty, Nancy
    McCrimmon, Phyllis
    Nelson, Cay
    Ono, Tommy and Ruby
    Parish, Tom
    Redman, Lee
    Robilliard, Dean
    Robilliard, Dorothy
    Sim, Bert
    Swan, Dr. Alan
    Swanson, Bea
    Sweeny, Isabel
    Thompson, Morgan
    Wigard, Roy

    Wood, Alan

Voices of Early Sechelt -- Interviews

Interview by Rosella Leslie.

Dick Hammond

July 13, 2006

Dick (Richard) Hammond's parents moved from one logging camp to another for seven years before settling, first in Selma Park for a year, then in Wilson Creek where his father worked for Jackson Brothers Logging Company as well as running a trap line in the winter and trying to farm. His mother had taught Dick, born in 1929, to read by the time he was four and although he disliked school he was a bright student and an avid reader. He attended school at Wilson Creek and in Gibsons. At age twelve Dick worked at Jackson Brothers booming ground at Wilson Creek and did chores around the family farm. After leaving school he worked for Jackson Brothers, then on repairing government docks and hand logging with his father. Finally he became a beachcomber for the next forty years. His father had been a great storyteller and Dick had many of these stories published by Harbour Publishing in "The Raincoast Chronicles" and in three books.

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