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    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Nanaimo's heritage homes and businesses 

      Meutzner, Christine (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1998-11-12)
      Audio recording of Christine Meutzner's November 1998 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the creation and development of Nanaimo's community heritage register by the Nanaimo Community Heritage Commission, ...
    • Social history, personal history: Vancouver's Chinatown project 

      Lim, Imogene (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1999-11-04)
      Audio recording of Dr. Imogene Lim's November 1999 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about a Vancouver Chinatown excavation project, which was the first urban historical archaeology ever conducted in the city. ...
    • Nanaimo school records 

      Brown, Helen H. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2000-04-13)
      Audio recording of Dr. Helen Brown's April 2000 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the importance and value of Nanaimo's early school records. Between 1890 and 1900, Nanaimo experienced rapid population ...
    • 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 ...
    • History of Port Alberni 

      Peterson, Jan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2001-02-08)
      Audio recording of Jan Peterson's February 2001 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of Port Alberni. Peterson, an author of multiple books about the Alberni Valley, focuses her talk on the ...
    • Nanaimo community heritage register update 

      Meutzner, Christine (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2001-03-08)
      Audio recording of Christine Meutzner's March 2001 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about recent nominations to the Nanaimo community heritage register. Meutzner discusses approximately 12 nominations to the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Letters from the war 

      Davies, Stephen (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2002-02-14)
      Audio recording of Dr. Stephen Davies' February 2002 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the Canadian Letters and Images Project. Davies, a history professor and director of the project at Malaspina ...
    • 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 ...