Digital files of sound recordings recorded for the Nanaimo Historical Society

Recent Submissions

  • The Brother XII affair 

    Harrison, Victor B. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1968)
    Audio recording of Victor Birch Harrison's 1968 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about Brother XII and the Aquarian Foundation. Mr. Harrison gives background information about Brother XII, ...
  • History of the Harrison family in Nanaimo 

    Harrison, Victor B. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1968)
    Audio interview with Victor B. Harrison.
  • People of the cedar 

    Radcliffe, D. N. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of D.N. Radcliffe's 1970 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about his research about canoe making by the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Mr. Radcliffe explains ...
  • Railways and mines in the Nanaimo area 

    Swanson, Robert E. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1965)
    Audio recording of Robert E. Swanson's 1965 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he talks about early coal mining, railways, and locomotives in the Nanaimo area.
  • The Hudson's Bay Company's steamship Beaver of 1835 

    Barraclough, William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of William Barraclough's 1970 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he presents the research he has conducted regarding the Hudson's Bay Company steamship, the Beaver. Mr. Barraclough ...
  • Life and times of Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken 

    Helmcken, Ainsley J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1972)
    Audio recording of Ainslie Helmcken's 1972 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society regarding his grandfather, Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, who was an early medical doctor in Victoria, British Columbia. Mr. Helmcken's ...
  • History, leadership and legends of my people 

    White, Ellen (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1973)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • Early history of British Columbia 

    Nesbitt, James K. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1967)
    Audio recording of James K. Nesbitt's 1967 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society on the early history of British Columbia. His talk includes details about the joining of the Colony of Vancouver Island and mainland ...
  • Hand logging of the British Columbia coast 

    Schon, Don (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1969)
    Audio recording of Don Schon's 1969 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about hand logging on the coast of British Columbia from its beginnings in the 1860s until the last hand logging license was issued in 1965. ...
  • Address delivered at Victoria (Viscount Amory) 

    Amory, Derick Heathcoat (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1966)
    Audio recording of the March 11, 1966 address by the Right Honourable Viscount Amory, Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, to W.A.C. Bennett, the Premier of British Columbia, in Victoria, B.C. Viscount Amory was the guest ...
  • My life in Nanaimo (Lewis) 

    Lewis, William (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1962)
    Audio recording of William Lewis' 1962 interview with members of the Nanaimo Historical Society. Mr. Lewis recounts his family's arrival in Nanaimo in 1872, and his experiences living there.
  • My life in Nanaimo (Hardcastle) 

    Hardcastle, John W. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1968)
    Audio recording of John (Jack) W. Hardcastle's 1968 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society in which he reflects on his life as a marine artist. Mr. Hardcastle gives details about his early years growing up in ...
  • Dr. Kline Grant 

    Johnson, Patricia Mary (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1968)
    Audio recording of presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society
  • History of Nanaimo and its people 

    Johnson, Patricia Mary (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1970)
    Audio recording of presentation to the British Columbia Historical Association
  • Memoirs of Nanaimo (Kneen) 

    Kneen, Joseph (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1969)
    Audio recording of 1967 interview with long-time Nanaimo resident Joseph Kneen. Mr. Kneen gives details about his early years in England, his arrival in Nanaimo in 1907 as a young man, and his job at the Western Fuel ...
  • An interview with W.R. Manson 

    Manson, William R.; Bate, Dayrell M. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1966)
    First segment of the audio recording (17 min.) is William Barraclough interviewing long time Nanaimo resident, William R. Manson on March 15, 1966. Mr. Manson gives details about how several members of his family left the ...
  • An interview with Joseph Muir 

    Muir, Joseph (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1963)
    Audio interview with Joseph Muir
  • Future of Nanaimo 

    Ney, Frank James (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1973)
    Audio interview with Mayor Frank Ney
  • An interview with P.J. Piper 

    Piper, Philip J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1968)
    Audio interview with P.J. Piper. An appeal over CHUB Radio to secure recreation property.
  • Interviews with May Woodman 

    Woodman, May (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1972)
    Audio interviews with May Woodman

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