Salt Spring Island Archives
Audio Files

1A Desmond Crofton

1B Desmond Crofton

2A The Hamiltons speak of their years on the Island from 1897 to 1914

3 Beryl Weatherell

4 Lyndell Bittencourt

5 Margaret Cunningham

6 David and Clara Maxwell

8 The Goodrich sisters speak for a most entertaining and informative hour about the history, culture and social life of Vesuvius.

9A GYVES, MRS. CAROLINE (1892) and BRENTON, MRS. MARY (1894 - ) (nee Gyves)


10 Donald Goodman

10b Mrs. Holloman tells the story of her grandmother's trip from the U.S. to Salt Spring, and of the first Black settlers on the Island.

11a Mr. Akerman talks about the different sports that have been popular on the Island since 1910.


13 Mrs. Doreen Morris and Mrs. Betty Stone

14 Elizabeth Sampson

15 Andrew Stevens

16 Gladys King

17 Ted Brown

18 Daisy Cartwright

19 Mary Inglin

20 Eva St.Onge

21 Bob Akerman

22 Cemetaries (John Adams)

23 Ellen Bennett

24 Joane Millner

25 Gordon Brown - How Salt Spring Island Became Canadian

26 Kay Booth - "The Beddis House"

27A Olive Clayton talks of her childhood in Anyox, B.C

27B Olive Clayton talks about an old family recipe book, circa 1700.

28 Brenda and Frank Cornwall "Geneaology"

29 Geoffry Castle : Geography, Placenames and Exploration in the Pacific Northwest

31 The Croftons at Harbour House 1900 - 1930

32:1 SALT SPRING ISLAND SCHOOLS - Margaret Cunningham

32:2 Margaret Cunningham on Psychic Experiences

33 Betty Greer

34 Jack and Shirley Green talk about life on the Island in terms of amusing anecdotes of island life in the 50's and 60's.

35 The Royal Canadian Legion in Canada & SSI (Ivan Mouat)

36 Mary Davidson about the McLennan Family

37 Booth Bay Resort (GUTHRIE, NONNIE)

38 Mr.Jack Smith briefly describes his parents' dairy farm and transportation on the Island and to Victoria around 1920-1930.

39 Constable Harrison gives an overview of the RCMP in Canada from 1873, with some comments on being a police officer on SSI in the present.

40 Mr. Henson gives a fascinating account of the archeological dig and archival research into the stonecutter's cottage on Dogwood Lane

41 Marc Holmes" - Mr. Holmes gives a detailed account of the politics on Salt Spring in the years he is discussing, with some details of economic life.

42 HILL, BETH - Mrs. Hill talks about her research for the book she wrote about youthful Frances Barklay, who travelled around the world and to the Pacific Coast in the eighteenth century, with her husband, Charles Barklay.

43 HOREL, CHARLES ROBERT - Mr. Horel talks about his family's origins on Salt Spring Island in the 1870s.

44 HORSDAL, MARALYN- Maralyn Horsdal outlines the publishing of regional histories at her publishing company, Horsdal and Schubart Publishing Ltd., giving many details about publishing and promoting books in and about B.C

45 JAMES, DOROTHY - Mrs. James gives a description of the James Seed Company, from its origins in 1915 on James Island to Salt Spring Island in 1922, to Cowichan District in 1930, dissolved in the early 1940s.

46-1 The Kanakas -Tom Koppel

46-2 Newcastle Island -Tom Koppel

47 The Lang Sisters

48 Mr.Ronald Lee discusses his family genealogy and his family's arrival on Salt Spring Island in 1885

49 - Tony. Luton gives some details about the Blackburn family, the house they built and some information about the Cranberry area of Salt Spring Island.

50 Mr Akerman discussing the Burgoyne Valley and his family.(Segment)

51 Mrs. Margaret Price talks about her arrival on Salt Spring Island in 1912 and her years farming on the Island

52 Gwen Ruckle outlines the history of the family from the 18th Century

53 Dr. Rush reminisces about his first practice in Ganges, 1930 to 1942

54-1 Mr. Walters gives a detailed account, based on archival and newspaper sources about early pre-emptions on Salt Spring Island

54-2 "Pre- and Early History of the Pacific Coast".
Mr. Walters talks about the geological and European cultural and exonomic roots of the Pacific North West

55 Mr. Reginald Taylor talks about his youth and adulthood in Northern B.C. and White Rock. Only the last 15 minutes of mention Salt Spring, where he retired in the early 1950s

56 Mr. Wilson gives a brief of his first visit to Salt Spring and the establishment of the Fulford Marina circa 1956.

57 Mr. Jonathan Yardley outlines the history of the Hastings House property and the substantial renovations he designed in the early 1980s when the house was converted to a resort.

58 Captain Cameron outlines the voyages of the early Spanish explorers to the Pacific Northwest and the international disputes involved.

59 Mr. Guernsey gives a detailed account of the events leading up to the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck

60 Patrick Dunnae - 'Gentlemen Emigrants'

61 Cougars - Richard Mackie

62 Canadian Scottish Regiment

63 Indian/White Relations - Mr Lillard

64 Gordon Cudmore gives many details of his life in Fulford in the 1920's and 30's

65 Stevens Boarding House. - Margaret Cunningham

66 Murakami, Kimiko and Tanaka, Alice

69 Mr. Layard talks about three generations of Layards on Salt Spring Island

70 RobertPatterson

71 Daisy Gear

72 Frank Grant

73 Cecilia Reynolds

74 Tom and Kay Butt

76 Bob, Dorothy, Lassie Dodds

78 Bob Hele • Ruth Sandwell

80 Ivan Mouat • Ruth Sandwell

81 Ted Brown • Ruth Sandwell

82 Mrs. Dorothy James - James Seed Co. • Ruth Sandwell

83 Evelyn Lee and Jonathan Bennett • Ruth Sandwell

84 Denise and Doreen Crofton • Ruth Sandwell

86 Charles Horel by Ruth Sandwell

87 SS Sound Archives - Ruth Sandwell

89 Dave, Jack and Paul Roland

90 Ida New and Bob Akerman

91 Nora Nixon

92 John Stepaniuk and John Crofton

93 Cyril Beech - Logging

94 Fred Hollings - Logging

95 Bill Barlee at BCHF Nelson 1997 on mining and ghost towns of the Kooteny

96 Joe Garner

97 Bill Mouat - early schools, Mouats store etc.

98 Donald Goodman and Les Wagg - Fire fighting on Salt Spring Island

99 Joan Ingram - Beaver Point Pioneers

Harry Burton speaks about the History of the Apple Growers on Salt Spring Island

101 Sue Mouat speaks about the ships servicing Salt Spring Island

102 Simone Chantelu

109 Mort Statton on Farming

111 Jessie Wagg

112 Ted Brown and Jessie Wagg

115 Mort Statton on Farming

120 Wilson Family Reunion

125 The Kanakas -Tom Koppel

127 Desmond Crofton - Soldier and Citizen

128 Betty Peters - Bullock Photographs

129 Ivan Mouat - Salt Spring Education

130 Mary Davidson - "Demystifying a box of Archives"

131 Robert Aston on Salt Spring Weather

132 Colonial Wars - Chris Arnett

133 Ken Mackenzie on Elderhostel rail trip from Montreal to Vancouver in 1996, with emphasis on history of the CN System

134 Gwen and Lotus Ruckle (Charles Kahn)

134b Chris Arnett on Indian place names on Salt Spring Island

135 Naval Ocasions that never made the news, Tony Farr

136 Dr. Ruth Sandwell on the murders of Salt Spring settlers

137 John Bovey on Archives

138 History of the Aboriginal Land question in British Columbia

139 Ellen and John Bennet (Charles Kahn)

140 Bob Patterson in conversation with Charles Kahn

141 Kimiko Murakami

142 Charles Kahn interviewing Denise Crofton and her nephew John Crofton

143 Gwen and Lotus Ruckle

144 Sue Mouat - notes about Lady Minto Hospital

145 Joan Milner

146 Frank Richards, Sewer Problem

147 Hank Schubart, architect

147 Mouat Family History

148 TomToynbee

149 Ivan Mouat • Historical stories: :Boat Day,• Grocery Counter

149B Ivan Mouat

149C Migs Russell Edwards • Maracaibo

154 Early Salt Spring Schools

Florence Hepburn speaks about her teaching experience

Art Hepburn

Manuel Azevedo: "How the Portugese Diaspora Reaches Salt Spring Island"

151 Stevens

152 Stevens

157 Nadine Sims: "The Stark Family"

158 Tom Koppel on NW Pre-History

160 Lady Minto Hospital

161 Bob Spearing on B.C. tugs

162 Malcom Bond

163 Bob McWhirter on B.C. Police

164 Maracaibo - Charles Bazzard

165 Gordon Cudmore

166 Early Logging on Salt Spring Island

167 Keith McLaren on old ships on the West Coast

168 Lucy Stuart

170 Rose Murakami

171 Duncan Hepburn and Tony Richards talk about the history of the Gulf Islands Driftwood

172 The Battle of Ganges • Chris Arnett

173 Ivan Mouat • Prisoner of War 1943 - 1945

174 South End Pioneers (Poor recording)

175 The Empress Hotel • Terry Reksten

176 Dermot Crofton

177 History of the HMS Ganges

178 Old Ganges with Bob Rush

180 John Lutz on Sexploration

181 Chris Weicht - Japanese WWII operations on the west coast

183 Cathy Roland on Hawaiians

184 Ganges Sewer • Tom Toynbee

185 The Imaginary Indian - Dan Francis

186 "Granny" Sampson

187 Margaret Cunningham

188 Irene Griffin

189 Ted Brown talks about Maxwell Lake

191 Heritage at Risk -Jonathan Yardley

200 "The Life and Times of Alfred Gerald Crofton" by Pat Crofton

201 Mike and Bev Byron (Community Service Award)

202 The Story of Vesuvius Bay (Marshall Heinekey)

205 Peter McCully speaks about the Gulf Islands Driftwood

207 Heritage Buildings (Eric Booth • Charles Kahn)

208 Bob Howe' on 4 expeditions to the Arctic

August Sylvester

Chris Hatfield talks about the History of Cusheon Cove

The Churches of the Burgoyne Valley

The James Seed Company

Jonathan Begg

Lady Minto Hospital

Joane Millner

Mike Morris, Great Grandson of Reverend Wilson

Paul LeBlonde - Galiano Island

Charles Sampson

The Maxwell Family

The Schools

Purdy - Beddis Families (Don Cunningham)

Royal Canadian Legion (Kathryne Holm)

Capitaine Paul Bion

25 years of Salt Spring Archives

"Salt Spring Island: Our Park Legacy" by Nora Layard

Promoting the History and Heritage of the Cowichan Valley by Kathryn Gagnon

"The Lee Family of Salt Spring Island" by Gordon Lee

The History of Fulford Village • Panel:  Barbara Lyngard, Gladys Campbell, Bruce Patterson and Len Crawford

Two Houses Half Buried in Sand - A presentation by Chris Arnett

A History of Lady Minto Hospital

Amazing Women of Salt Spring Island videovideo

The History of Beaver Point • Mary Davidson

Pioneer Days 1950 (Video)

To Be Free:  The 150th Anniversary of Black Settlement on Salt Spring Island (Evelyn C. White and Joanne Bealy)

214 Isabella Point School • Kathleen Rathwell

A History of Money in British Columbia in the 19th Century

“In Tribute of Canada’s Nursing Officers:  World War I to the Present” Mary Lynn Hetherington RN

Goldrick, Dorothy Pearce D'Arcy - Nursing

Allison Logging (video)

Hawaiians Remembered: Presntation by Wendy Maurer • Kanaka reunion August 2009

Russel Island: Ruth Sandwell is talking to Harry Roberts at his home in Parksville

Russel Island: Ruth Sandwell is talking to Harry Roberts on Russel Island

Russel Island Oral Histories by Wendy Maurer
  Bruce Roberts.  
  Garth Roberts  
  Jane Grove  
  John Gardiner  
  Karey Litton  
  Larry Bell  
  Marie Gordon  
  Marjorie Gardiner  
  Myrtle Roberts  
  Patti Gardiner  
  Shannon Bell  
  Sherri(Roberts) McKee  
  Stan Bell  
  Wendy Maurer  

“The Historicals Meet the Hystericals” • A History of the Hysterical Society

Malcom Bond at the Farmers' Institute July 4, 2010

Nancy Wiggan

60 years of RCMP History • Speaker Sgt. Danny Wallis RCMP

Dr. Peter Rowell presents a Historical View of his visit to the War Graves in Europe

The Navy League of Canada • Dr. Ken McKenzie

Fifty Years of Firefighting on Salt Spring Island

Alfred Temmel Murals by Usha Rautenbach

The Islands Trust Story by Peter Lamb

The Patterson Family • OAPO • Branch 170 • Fulford Harbour, B.C

Harry Wright Bullock

Adventures in Genealogy and the History of the McLennan Family of Beaver Point by Mary Davidson

Bob Rush in conversation with Arthur Black

Nancy Wigen, in conversation with Arthur Black

Chris Arnett: Nlaka’pamux Rock Painting of the Stein River Valley

The Hedger Family

Kathleen Rathwell

Amazing Women of Salt Spring part 2

Sue Mouat in conversation with Arthur Black

Johnny Bennet and Sue and Ivan Mouat 1995

The Changing Faces of Salt Spring Island ( Charles Kahn)

Kay Catlin, South Salt Spring Seniors are honourig Kay Catling

The History of the Saturday Market • Barbara Aust

The Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards: The Vancouver Island Survey presented by Linda Dorricott

Evelyn Lee in convesation with Arthur Black

The Patterson Family, a presentation by Gladys Campbell and Bruce Patterson

Kanaka • The Roland - Middleditch Family

The Purdy - Beddis Family History by Linda Korocil

Pictorial History of Salt Spring Island • Charles Kahn

Natalie Horel in conversation with Arthur Black

Shiyahwt by Chris Arnett

Living at Lakeridge on Bullock Lake in the 1960s and 70s by Tom Koppel

Paul Minvielle: Amalgamation of the Daily Colonist and the Daily Times Newspapers

George Laundry about Farming

The Byron Family History

The Creation of Ruckle Park • a video by Harry Burton

Vesuvius Bay, revisited • Marshall Heinekey

Reverend Wilson by Usha Rautenbach

The History of the town of Ladysmith

A History of Shiya'hwt (Ganges), Salt Spring Island and Grace Islet.  by Chris Arnett

The Real Judge Begbie and the Uses of Historical Fiction

The Central Settlement and the early history of North Salt Spring (Bob McWhirter - Don Cunningham)

The History of the Gulf Islands School District from 1859 to 2015 by Bob McWhirter

Reverend Wilson, The "Fair Play" Papers - by Usha Rautenbach

The Churches of Ganges

A Kanaka/Salish Family of Isabella Point, a Salt Spring Island Historical Society presentation by Chris Arnettvideo

The Charcoal pits in the Gulf Islands • Stephen Nemtin

“Dispossession of Japanese-Canadian land on Salt Spring Island during World War Two” by Brian Smallshaw

"Salt Spring & BC Ferries: The Boats, the People, the Stories!" by Ross Van Winckel

Old-Timers and Newcomers to Eleanor Point by Brenda Guiled

Salt Spring in the Great War by Gillian Watson

The Whims of Salt Spring Island: Farming, Family and the Sampson Connection


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