Recent Submissions

  • Nanaimo 1875 

    Royle, Anne (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1992-01-09)
    Audio recording of Anne Royle's January 9, 1992 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which she reads excerpts from 1875 issues of the city's newspaper, The Nanaimo Free Press. Royle highlights several frequently ...
  • Old time miner 

    Mills, Harry (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1991-09-12)
    Audio recording of Harry Mills' September 12, 1991 presentation about coal mining to the Nanaimo Historical Society. Mills, a longtime South End resident and the son of a miner, speaks about his experiences working in ...
  • Nanaimo's Italian community 

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

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

    Baker, Sydney (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2002-05-09)
    Audio recording of Syd Baker's May 9, 2002 presentation 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 ...
  • Nanaimo mining history 

    Paterson, Thomas William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2001-10-11)
    Audio recording of T.W. Paterson's October 11, 2001 presentation 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 ...
  • 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Lynne Bowen's September 14, 2000 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which she talks about the value of historical documents, letters, and other papers that have a tendency to be overlooked ...
  • The Brother XII affair 

    Harrison, Victor Birch (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1968)
    Audio recording and transcript of Victor Birch Harrison's 1968 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about Brother XII and the Aquarian Foundation. Mr. Harrison gives background information ...
  • History of the Harrison family in Nanaimo 

    Harrison, Victor Birch (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1968)
    Audio recording of two interviews with Victor Birch Harrison: the first from an unknown date, and the second from September 16, 1968. Mr. Harrison describes living in Departure Bay during the 1890s, where his family had ...
  • People of the cedar 

    Radcliffe, D. N. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of D.N. Radcliffe's 1970 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about his research about canoe making by the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Mr. Radcliffe explains ...
  • Railways and mines in the Nanaimo area 

    Swanson, Robert E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1965)
    Audio recording of Robert E. Swanson's 1965 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about early coal mining, railways, and locomotives in the Nanaimo area.
  • The Hudson's Bay Company's steamship Beaver of 1835 

    Barraclough, William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of William Barraclough's 1970 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he presents the research he has conducted regarding the Hudson's Bay Company steamship, the Beaver. Mr. Barraclough ...
  • Life and times of Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken 

    Helmcken, Ainslie James (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1972)
    Audio recording of Ainslie Helmcken's 1972 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society regarding his grandfather, Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, who was an early medical doctor in Victoria, British Columbia. Mr. Helmcken's ...
  • Early history of British Columbia 

    Nesbitt, James K. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1967)
    Audio recording of James K. Nesbitt's 1967 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society on the early history of British Columbia. His talk includes details about the joining of the Colony of Vancouver Island and mainland ...
  • Hand logging of the British Columbia coast 

    Schon, Don (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1969)
    Audio recording of Don Schon's 1969 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about hand logging on the coast of British Columbia from its beginnings in the 1860s until the last hand logging license was issued in 1965. ...
  • Address delivered at Victoria (Viscount Amory) 

    Amory, Derick Heathcoat (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1966)
    Audio recording of the March 11, 1966 address by the Right Honourable Viscount Amory, Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, to W.A.C. Bennett, the Premier of British Columbia, in Victoria, B.C. Viscount Amory was the guest ...
  • My life in Nanaimo (Lewis) 

    Lewis, William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1962)
    Audio recording of William Lewis' 1962 interview with members of the Nanaimo Historical Society. Mr. Lewis recounts his family's arrival in Nanaimo in 1872, and his experiences living there.
  • My life in Nanaimo (Hardcastle) 

    Hardcastle, John W. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1968)
    Audio recording of John (Jack) W. Hardcastle's 1968 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he reflects on his life as a marine artist. Mr. Hardcastle gives details about his early years growing up in ...
  • Dr. Klein Grant 

    Johnson, Patricia Mary (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1968)
    Audio recording of Patricia M. Johnson's November 19, 1968, presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which she gives details about her research into early Nanaimo physician, Dr. Klein Grant, whose headstone she ...
  • History of Nanaimo and its people 

    Johnson, Patricia Mary (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of presentation to the British Columbia Historical Association

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