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

Recent Submissions

  • 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
  • Future of Nanaimo 

    Ney, Frank James (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1973)
    First segment (19 min.) is an audio recording of Mayor Frank J. Ney’s February 1973 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about his predictions about Nanaimo’s future. Ney shares his thoughts on the city’s continued ...
  • 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 ...
  • Interview with Edmund Waller 

    Waller, Edmund H. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970-02-27)
    Audio recording and transcript of William Barraclough's February 1970 interview with Edmund Waller of Nanaimo. Waller gives details about his life including his experience surviving the sinking of the Islander off the ...
  • Interview with Benjamin Harrison 

    Harrison, Benjamin (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970-02-18)
    Audio recording and transcript of William Barraclough's February 1970 interview with Benjamin Harrison. Harrison gives details about his experience at the Pacific Biological Station, where in 1908 he was hired as the first ...
  • 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 ...
  • Some highlights of Vancouver's voyage on the Pacific Coast 

    Jordan, Mabel E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1969-11-18)
    Audio recording of Mabel E. Jordan's November 1969 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Captain George Vancouver. Jordan, the president of the British Columbia Historical Association, gives biographical ...
  • Selected accounts of the early attempts to explore the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia 

    Barraclough, William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1969-08-02)
    Audio recording made in 1969 of William Barraclough reading a script of a presentation he originally gave to the Nanaimo Historical Society in 1957 about early exploration of the both the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the ...
  • 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

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