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Ballinafad Oral History Project


Ballinafad, or 'The Fad' as it is known to locals, refers to a small community in Ontario that was settled in the the 1830s by Scottish immigrants among other ethnic groups. The northern portion of the community is located in Erin Township, Wellington County, and the remaining southern portion falls within Halton Hills, in Halton Region. This oral history projects contains numerous interviews in either audio or video formats along with supporting documentation concerning both the interviewees and the interviewers. There are images linked to the different interviewees as well as other documentation relevant to the history and preservation of this community. The various interviews, images and supporting documentation has been digitized by James Edward Jensen, PhD Candidate in Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, in conjunction with Dr Graeme Morton, the Scottish Studies chair, and both Sandy-James McKay and Jim Kirkwood, who helped bring the project together. These digital materials offer an interesting oral account of life in Ballinafad.

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