Digital files of sound recordings made for the Nanaimo Historical Society between 1962 and 1973.

Recent Submissions

  • Future of Nanaimo 

    Ney, Frank James (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1973)
    Audio interview with Mayor Frank Ney
  • Civic government, past, present, and future 

    Hall, Gertrude L. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1973)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • 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 ...
  • Interviews with May Woodman 

    Woodman, May (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1972)
    Audio interviews with May Woodman
  • St. Ann's Convent and Academy in Nanaimo 

    Mary Luca, Sister (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1971)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • History of Wallace Street 

    McGirr, Flora (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1971)
    Audio recording of Mrs. Flora McGirr's 1971 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which she gives a tour of Wallace Street from the days of her childhood. She discusses the Pioneer Cemetery, homes and businesses ...
  • An account of James Miller Brown 

    Brown, Audrey Alexandra (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1971)
    Audio recording of Audrey Alexandra Brown's 1971 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which she gives a detailed account of her paternal grandfather, James Miller Brown. Miss Brown gives background information ...
  • Early penal systems in Nanaimo 

    Philpott, William E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Cowichan Valley 

    Norcross, E. Blanche (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • History of oceanography of the Pacific coast 

    Tully, John P. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • 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 ...
  • Queen Charlotte Islands 

    Purdy, Reginald H. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of Rev. Reginald Harris Purdy's 1970 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about life on the Queen Charlotte Islands, now known as Haida Gwaii. Topics covered include: naming of ...
  • Memoirs of Nanaimo (Kneen) 

    Kneen, Joseph (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1969)
    Audio recording of 1967 interview with long-time Nanaimo resident Joseph Kneen. Mr. Kneen gives details about his early years in England, his arrival in Nanaimo in 1907 as a young man, and his job at the Western Fuel ...
  • Early school days of Nanaimo 

    Parker, John C. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1969)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • 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. ...
  • J.C. Bryant, early resident in Nanaimo 

    Barraclough, William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1969)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • Captain George Vancouver 

    Jordan, M. E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1969)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • 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 ...

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