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

Recent Submissions

  • The story of Protection Island 

    Williams, Parker (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1996-10-10)
    Audio recording of Parker Williams' presentation about the history of Protection Island to the Nanaimo Historical Society in 1996. Williams, a longtime Protection Island resident, begins his talk with an explanation of how ...
  • A walk around downtown Nanaimo 

    Berry, Gerald G. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1996-09-12)
    Audio recording of Jerry Berry's presentation in 1996 to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he describes a walk through Nanaimo's downtown as he remembers it from earlier days. Born in 1929, many of Berry's memories ...
  • Nanaimo 1900: The Boer War captures our citizens' imagination 

    Royle, Anne (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1993-03-11)
    Audio recording of Anne Royle's presentation in 1993 to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which she reads excerpts from the city's newspaper, The Nanaimo Free Press, from the year 1900. The Boer War in South Africa is ...
  • Nanaimo 1875 

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

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

    Baker, Sydney (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2002-05-09)
    Audio recording of Syd Baker's presentation in 2002 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 presentation in 2001 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 Vancouver ...
  • 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 presentation in 2000 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 or even ...