Digital files of sound recordings made for the Nanaimo Historical Society between 1976 and 2011.

Recent Submissions

  • Tofino and Clayoquot 

    Horsfield, Margaret (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2009-09-10)
    Audio recording of Margaret Horsfield's September 2009 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of Tofino and Clayoquot Sound, BC.
  • Nanaimo shipwrecks 

    Hill-Turner, David (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2009-05-21)
    Audio recording of David Hill-Turner's May 2009 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the early shipping industry of Nanaimo and about shipwrecks associated with the city. In the first part of his presentation, ...
  • Polio pioneer 

    Miller, Gordon (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2009-03-12)
    Audio recording and transcript 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 ...
  • 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 and transcript 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shack Island 

    Matson, Ruth (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2006-05-18)
    Audio recording of Ruth Matson's May 2006 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Shack Island, BC.
  • John Muir 

    Ashby, Daryl (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2006-05-17)
    Audio recording of Daryl Ashby's May 2006 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about John Muir.
  • Stanley Park inhabitants 

    Barman, Jean (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2006-02-09)
    Audio recording of Jean Barman's February 2006 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about people in and around Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC.
  • 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 ...
  • Triangle Island 

    Watt, Alison (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2005-09-08)
    Audio recording of Alison Watt's September 2005 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Triangle Island, BC.
  • 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 ...
  • The Judge's wife 

    Wilson, Louise (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2004-02-12)
    Audio recording of Louise Wilson's February 2004 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Eunice Harrison, who was Judge Eli Harrison's wife.
  • Melvin Swartout: west coast missionary 

    Manley, Jim (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2003-11-13)
    Audio recording of Jim Manley's November 2003 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Melvin Swartout, a missionary who worked on Vancouver Island, BC.
  • Full moon, flood tide: Echo Bay 

    Proctor, Bill; Maximchuck, Yvonne (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2003-10-14)
    Audio recording of Bill Proctor and Yvonne Maximchuck's October 2003 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Echo Bay, BC.

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