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#21 aastra

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:24 AM

Every place was destined to overshadow Victoria. Victoria exists merely to be overshadowed.

Victoria has no intrinsic potential. Eventually this entire farce that we call a city will come crashing down. You just wait. Any day now.

#22 aastra

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:29 PM

Have we all seen this? Many terrific pictures:

http://www.victoriah...idehistory.html

#23 pseudotsuga

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:51 PM

^ I haven't. Very nice - thanks!

#24 aastra

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:26 AM

The problem with moving posts to other threads is that you need to move the replies to the posts, too, or else everything gets broken up.

#25 G-Man

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:54 AM

Whoops.

#26 Holden West

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:21 AM

Victoria city directories from 1860 to 1901 are online.


"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#27 Marilyn

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:23 PM

Janis Ringuette is my favourite Victoria historian.

Here's her detailed history of Beacon Hill Park, Holland Point, Clover Point etc.
http://www.beaconhillparkhistory.org/

#28 Ms. B. Havin

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:33 PM

The Provincial Capital Commission must have partnered with BC Open School or something - at any rate, PCC offers an interesting-looking site, Being Victorian, which can be used by BC schoolkids to fulfill social studies requirements. The Resources page takes you to archive links, etc. It's quite good, this site.
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#29 collywobbles

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:09 AM

Pretty interesting new local history website launched today by a fourth-year UVic history class, focused on Victoria during the reign of Queen Victoria: http://www.victoriasvictoria.ca

#30 Caramia

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:50 AM

Fantastic find Collywobbles!!

I found the information on Victoria as a free port to be fascinating. Sometimes my dad when he's had a few glasses of wine, talks about how Victoria should declare itself once again a free port. I never knew what he was talking about. But here's this document from the Chamber of Commerce in 1866 explaining the benefits that have come from from the free port status! According to this report, it was the free port status that helped Victoria beat out New Westminster as the center of civilization in the wild wild British northwest. I feel like I just got a joke that's been going over my head for 30 years.
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#31 Caramia

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:52 AM

And this:

Then Queen Victoria was enthroned in 1837, what is now the city of Victoria was the home of the Lekwammen people. In 1843 the Hudson's Bay Company, a fur trading company based in London England, established a post here. Initially it was intended to call the post by a local name for the harbour and the long, finger-like inlet whose narrows were the site of a Lekwammen transform site, Camosack or Camosun. Soon it was decided that it should honour the young Queen's husband and consort, and for a short time became Fort Albert. When it became clear that post would be the headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company west of the Rocky Mountains, and destined to be the seat of a new British colony, it was decided that no less a name could be attached than that of the Queen herself.


We could have been Albertans.
That would have been confusing.
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#32 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 05:58 AM

Britishcolonist.ca has just released their archives to the year 1970! This means every issue of the Victoria Colonist newspaper is searchable up to that date.

 

This gets quite interesting as we are now dealing with more recent news, for example I was able to embarrass some older folks over the weekend with reports of previous traffic incidents, since back in that day every violation was noted in the paper along with the perp's address.


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