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

Recent Submissions

  • Extension 

    Greenaway, Aimee; Blackstaff, Shirley (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2010-04-08)
    Audio recording of Aimee Greenaway and Shirley Blackstaff's April 2010 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the coal mining community of Extension.
  • Town and gown: An account of the community based oceanographic survey of Nanaimo Harbour in May 1953 

    Miller, Gordon (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2010-03-11)
    Audio recording of Gordon Miller's March 2010 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about an oceanographic survey of Nanaimo Harbour that was conducted in May 1953 under the direction of John P. Tully. Results of ...
  • Petroglyphs 

    Doe, Nick (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2010-02-11)
    Audio recording of Nick Doe's February 2010 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about petroglyphs.
  • Dr. Jacque Mar 

    Mar, Pamela; Mar, Jacque (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2010)
    In advance of his 98th birthday in 2010, Dr. Jacque Mar collaborated with his wife, Pamela Mar, to record some memories and stories about his life.
  • 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 ...
  • Visit to Vimy and WWI battlefields 

    Miservia, Alexis (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2009-02-12)
    Audio recording of Alexis Miservia's February 2009 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about her visit to the World War I battlefields of Europe.
  • The Vancouver Island Military Museum 

    Bird, Roger; McFadden, Brian (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2008-11-13)
    Audio recording of Roger Bird and Brian McFadden's November 2008 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the Vancouver Island Military Museum which is located in Nanaimo.
  • Sproat Lake reflections 

    Alberni District Historical Society; Nanaimo Historical Society (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2008-10-09)
    Audio recording of an October 2008 presentation by members of the Alberni District Historical Society to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of Sproat Lake.
  • 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 ...
  • Freeman of the City of Nanaimo 

    Rowledge, Bob (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2008-04-10)
    Audio recording of Bob Rowledge's April 2008 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about his life. Rowledge received the City of Nanaimo's Freedom of the City award in 1988, which honours a lifetime of contributions ...
  • Ernest "Smokey" Smith, VC 

    Pettit, Brian J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2008-03-06)
    Audio recording of Brian Pettit's March 2008 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Ernest "Smokey" Smith, VC, who was Canada's last living recipient of the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth's highest award ...
  • Music in Nanaimo 

    Campbell, Amy (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2008-02-14)
    Audio recording of Amy Campbell's February 2008 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about music in Nanaimo. Campbell's talk is based on her research and her book "Brass Roots: A History of the Nanaimo Concert ...
  • War graves: WWI and WWII 

    Patton, Jack (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2007-11-08)
    Audio recording of Jack Patton's November 2007 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about his multiple visits to the graveyards and war memorials of the Western Front.
  • 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 ...
  • Departure Bay 

    Davidson, Carole (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2007-04-12)
    Audio recording of Carole Davidson's April 2007 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of Departure Bay.
  • Action Nanaimo: Physical education in schools 

    Pettit, Brian J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2007-03-08)
    Audio recording of Brian Pettit's March 2007 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the Action Nanaimo physical education program which began in the early 1970s.

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