63 Works

Fort Rupert

Ed Barraclough
Audio recording and transcript of two brief 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 of Fort Rupert by the Hudson’s Bay Company. To describe the fort and its activities, Barraclough reads passages written by naturalist John Keast Lord, who visited Fort Rupert in 1858, and HBC physician Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, who...

St. John Ambulance Brigade

Jack Patten
Audio recording of Jack Patten's February 2005 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the St. John Ambulance Brigade.

Music in Nanaimo

Amy Campbell
Audio recording of Amy Campbell's February 2008 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about music in Nanaimo. Campbell's talk is based on her research and her book "Brass Roots: A History of the Nanaimo Concert Band" which she published in 1989.

History of Port Alberni

Jan Peterson
Audio recording and transcript 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 area’s history from 1856, when Adam Grant Horne was the first white person to explore the region, to 1967, when the “twin cities” of Alberni and Port Alberni amalgamated to form a single municipality. Peterson chronicles the region’s long...

Triangle Island

Alison Watt
Audio recording of Alison Watt's September 2005 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Triangle Island, BC.

History of Ladysmith

Ray Knight
Audio recording of Ray Knight's October 1977 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the history of Ladysmith, BC.

Food memories

Anne Royle & Florence Williams
Audio recording of Anne Royle and Florence Williams' January 2001 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about food.

The Vancouver Island Military Museum

Roger Bird & Brian McFadden
Audio recording of Roger Bird and Brian McFadden's November 2008 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the Vancouver Island Military Museum which is located in Nanaimo.

Visit to Vimy and WWI battlefields

Alexis Miservia
Audio recording of Alexis Miservia's February 2009 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about her visit to the World War I battlefields of Europe.

Freeman of the City of Nanaimo

Bob Rowledge
Audio recording of Bob Rowledge's April 2008 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about his life. Rowledge received the City of Nanaimo's Freedom of the City award in 1988, which honours a lifetime of contributions to the community.

Chinese Heritage Week proclamation

Bill Reid, Elwood Veitch, Bruce Strachan & Jacque Mar
Audio recording of the speeches made at the celebration of the bicentenary of the Chinese at Nootka celebration where Chinese Heritage Week was proclaimed. Speaking at the ceremony were Bill Reid, Minister of Tourism, Recreation and Culture; Elwood Veitch, Provincial Secretary; Bruce Strachan, Minister of Environment and Parks; and Dr. Jacque Mar, Chairman of the the Bicentenary Project and Nanaimo Historical Society member.

Podcast with Elvy Del Bianco, Program Manager, Co-operative Partnerships, Vancity Credit Union

Michelle Stack & Elvy Del Bianco
Michelle Stack asks Elvy Del Bianco from Vancity some key questions about the co-operative model, the economic viability of co-operatives and some advice for people who want to start a co-op.

Nanaimo's heritage homes and businesses

Christine Meutzner
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, and its subsequent publication, "Columns, Cornices, & Coal: The Heritage Resources of Nanaimo." Meutzner introduces many of the buildings which appear in the book, outlining their history, significance, and architectural features. In a second, shorter recording from an unknown date, Meutzner gives another talk about the...

Life in the Gulf Islands in the 1930s

Cyril Robert Porter
Audio recording and transcript 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 the Gulf Islands, including seeing the lion of Gossip Island and an encounter with the "spook" of Mayne Island. He also shares stories from his school days on Mayne Island and from his career as a sea-going realtor.

Union Bay

Janette Glover-Geidt
Audio recording of Janette Glover-Geidt's May 1997 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Union Bay.

Members' night: 1993

Audio recording of the Nanaimo Historical Society's "Members' Night" in January of 1993.

Members' night: 1994

Audio recording of the Nanaimo Historical Society's "Members' Night" in January of 1994.

Historical trails of Vancouver Island

Fred Rogers
Audio recording of Fred Rogers' January 1996 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about historical trails of Vancouver Island.

Jericho Beach and the West Coast flying boat stations

Chris Weicht
Audio recording of Chris Weicht's September 1998 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society based on his book "Jericho Beach and the West Coast Flying Boat Stations" which was published in 1997.

Reissuing of Nanaimo Retrospective

Pamela Mar & Daphne Paterson
Audio recording of a February 1997 CKEG interview with Pamela Mar and Daphne Paterson about the reissuing of the Nanaimo Historical Society's 1979 book "Nanaimo Retrospective."

Petroglyphs

Nick Doe
Audio recording of Nick Doe's February 2010 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about petroglyphs.

Podcast with Josh Graham, Community Development Coordinator at Neill-Wycik Co-operative College

Michelle Stack & Josh Graham
Michelle Stack asks Josh Graham about his experience of living in and governing one of the oldest student housing co-ops in Canada.

Growing up in Nanaimo

Albert Dunn
Audio recording of Albert Dunn's January 2002 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about growing up in Nanaimo.

Mark Bate remembers Nanaimo

Terry Simpson
Audio recording of Terry Simpson's March 2000 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about Mark Bate, the city's first mayor. Simpson structures his talk as if Mark Bate is leading a walking tour of Nanaimo in the 1870s.

Thin red line: the cable connection

Valentine Hughes
Audio recording of Valentine Hughes' April 2003 presentation to the Nanaimo Historical Society about the cable that connected the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC to the British Empire.

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