Recent Submissions

  • Polio pioneer 

    Miller, Gordon (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2009-03-12)
    Audio recording of Gordon Miller's March 2009 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the development of the polio vaccine. After finding a card indicating that he was a “Polio Pioneer,” Miller researched the ...
  • Nanaimo heritage 

    Sholberg, Chris; Fuller, Gord (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2008-09-11)
    Audio recording of Chris Sholberg's presentation in 2008 to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about the City of Nanaimo's Heritage Conservation Program and about the Nanaimo Neighbourhood Network. Sholberg, ...
  • Pacific Biological Station: 100th anniversary 

    Miller, Gordon (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2008-05-15)
    Audio recording of Gordon Miller's May 2008 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of the Pacific Biological Station, which is celebrating its centennial in 2008. Miller, Nanaimo Historical Society ...
  • Malaspina University-College: Past, present, and future 

    Ross, Patrick (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2007-10-11)
    Audio recording of Dr. Patrick Ross' October 2007 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Malaspina University-College. Ross, Malaspina University-College's Vice-President, Student Services, outlines a history ...
  • Ships which were important to Nanaimo 

    Williams, Parker (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2007-09-13)
    Audio recording of Parker Williams' September 2007 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about ships that were important to the city of Nanaimo. Because the society is interested in expanding their commemorative ...
  • Nanaimo's Italian community 

    Bowen, Lynne (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2006-09-14)
    Audio recording of Lynne Bowen's presentation in 2006 to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Italian immigration to Nanaimo and other parts of British Columbia. Bowen, an author and historian, outlines how after Italy's ...
  • Life in the Gulf Islands in the 1930s 

    Porter, Cyril Robert (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2005-11-10)
    Audio recording of Cy Porter's November 2005 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society based on his 2004 book, "Between the Isles: Life in the Canadian Gulf Islands." Porter shares several anecdotes about living in ...
  • Alexandro Malaspina: The man and explorer 

    Black, John A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2005-10-13)
    Audio recording of Dr. John Black's October 2005 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the 18th century navigator, explorer, and philosopher, Alexandro Malaspina. Black, chair of the Malaspina University-College ...
  • Making of a coal town: Nanaimo, 1852-1858 

    Mackie, Richard S. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2005-05-19)
    Audio recording of Dr. Richard Mackie's May 2005 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the early history of Nanaimo. Mackie's talk focuses on the period of 1852 to 1858, during which the Hudson's Bay Company ...
  • Coal mine underground maps 

    Lindsay, Shari (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2005-04-14)
    Audio recording of Shari Lindsay's April 2005 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the atlas she's created featuring the underground workings of coal mines in the Nanaimo area, from Cassidy to Lantzville. ...
  • Honouring air crash sites 

    Rankin, Paul (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2004-11-04)
    Audio recording of Paul Rankin's November 2004 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about military air crashes on Vancouver Island during the Second World War. Rankin describes a project he has been working on ...
  • Veronica Milner and her garden 

    Cadwaladr, Margaret (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2003-09-11)
    Audio recording of Margaret Cadwaladr's September 2003 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Veronica Milner and her 70 acre estate in Qualicum Beach, B.C. Cadwaladr, who authored a book about Veronica Milner ...
  • Nanaimo school board spending, 1880-1890 

    Brown, Helen H. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2002-11-14)
    Audio recording of Dr. Helen Brown's November 2002 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about school board consumption in Nanaimo at the end of the 19th century. Brown, a history professor at Malaspina ...
  • Black diamond city 

    Peterson, Jan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2002-10-10)
    Audio recording of Jan Peterson's October 2002 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about her upcoming book "Black Diamond City." Peterson, an author and historian, introduces her soon to be published book about ...
  • Pacific home children 

    Baker, Sydney (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2002-05-09)
    Audio recording of Syd Baker's presentation in 2002 to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about British Home Children. Baker outlines his own experience as a child growing up in Dr. Barnardo's Homes, where ...
  • Letters from the war 

    Davies, Stephen (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2002-02-14)
    Audio recording of Dr. Stephen Davies' February 2002 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the Canadian Letters and Images Project. Davies, a history professor and director of the project at Malaspina ...
  • Nanaimo mining history 

    Paterson, Thomas William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2001-10-11)
    Audio recording of T.W. Paterson's presentation in 2001 to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about the current state of coal mines in the Nanaimo area. Having explored former mining sites all over Vancouver ...
  • Nanaimo community heritage register update 

    Meutzner, Christine (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2001-03-08)
    Audio recording of Christine Meutzner's March 2001 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about recent nominations to the Nanaimo community heritage register. Meutzner discusses approximately 12 nominations to the ...
  • History of Port Alberni 

    Peterson, Jan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2001-02-08)
    Audio recording of Jan Peterson's February 2001 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of Port Alberni. Peterson, an author of multiple books about the Alberni Valley, focuses her talk on the ...
  • Treasures in Nanaimo's attics and basements 

    Bowen, Lynne (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2000-09-14)
    Audio recording of Lynne Bowen's presentation in 2000 to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which she talks about the value of historical documents, letters, and other papers that have a tendency to be overlooked or even ...

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