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    • 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 ...
    • Black diamond city 

      Peterson, Jan (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2002-10-10)
      Audio recording of Jan Peterson's October 2002 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about her upcoming book "Black Diamond City." Peterson, an author and historian, introduces her soon to be published book about ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 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, ...
    • 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 ...