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    • History of Ladysmith 

      Knight, Ray (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1977-10)
      Audio recording of Ray Knight's October 1977 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of Ladysmith, BC.
    • 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 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 ...
    • The Fairbridge Farm scheme 

      Dunae, Patrick A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1992-03-12)
      Audio recording of Dr. Patrick Dunae's March 1992 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School in Cowichan Station, near Duncan, where between 1935 and 1951, almost 450 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Fort Rupert 

      Barraclough, Ed (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1994)
      Audio recording of two short presentations given by Ed Barraclough to the Nanaimo Historical Society in 1994 about Fort Rupert. In the first presentation, given in October 1994, Barraclough gives a history of the development ...
    • Nanaimo's early boosters 

      Meutzner, Christine (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1994-05-12)
      Audio recording of Christine Meutzner's May 1994 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Nanaimo's early "boosters" - a group of community-minded businessmen and property owners who at the end of the 19th ...
    • Early exploration of Nanaimo and the Vancouver Island area 

      Paterson, Daphne; Leynard, Arthur P. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1994-09-08)
      Audio recording of Daphne Paterson and Arthur Leynard's September 1994 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about archeology, place naming, and surveys in the Nanaimo region. Paterson, a former president of the ...
    • Founding of Malaspina College 

      MacMillan, Roy (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1994-10-13)
      Audio recording of Dr. Roy MacMillan's October 1994 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the founding of Malaspina College in Nanaimo, B.C. With Malaspina soon to celebrate its 25th anniversary, MacMillan, ...
    • A window to the past: Early Nanaimo photographs 

      Mar, Pamela (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1995-02-09)
      Audio recording of a presentation given by Pamela Mar to the Nanaimo Historical Society in February 1995 about photographs of early Nanaimo. Mar shares and talks about a series of photos of early Nanaimo scenes dating from ...
    • Excerpts from the diary of a Nanaimo woman in July and August of 1913 

      Smith, Lila (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1995-03-09)
      Audio recording of Lila Smith's March 1995 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which she reads excerpts from the diary of a Nanaimo woman from the summer of 1913. Smith reads multiple extracts from the diary ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cowichan Lake 

      Bowen, Lynne (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1996-11-14)
      Audio recording of Lynne Bowen's November 1996 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about her 1995 book, "Those Lake People: Stories of Cowichan Lake." Bowen reads several excerpts from her book to illustrate ...
    • History of Newcastle Island 

      Merilees, Bill (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1997-10-09)
      Audio recording of Bill Merilees' October 1997 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of Newcastle Island. Merilees explains how the island was depicted on early maps of the area, and he also ...
    • History at Malaspina University-College 

      Dunae, Patrick A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1997-11-13)
      Audio recording of Dr. Patrick Dunae's November 1997 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history department at Malaspina University-College. Dunae gives an overview of the department including: the ...
    • Writing and researching local history 

      Peterson, Jan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1998-02-12)
      Audio recording of Jan Peterson's February 1998 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about her experience with researching, writing, and publishing local history books about the Alberni Valley. Peterson begins ...
    • The overland telegraph system 

      Halkett, Gavin (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1998-03-12)
      Audio recording of Gavin Halkett's March 1998 presidential address to the Nanaimo Historical Society about early telegraph systems. Halkett beings his talk with an explanation of how a telegraph works. He then goes on to ...
    • History of the Newcastle townsite 

      Meutzner, Christine (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1998-04-09)
      Audio recording of Christine Meutzner's April 1998 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of the Newcastle townsite, just north of Nanaimo's city centre. Meutzner, of the Nanaimo Community Archives, ...
    • Family portraits 

      Grant Powell, Carol (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1998-05-14)
      Audio recording of Carol Grant Powell's May 1998 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about her experience using family portrait photographs in her research about mid-nineteenth century childhood in Nanaimo. Grant ...