Oral History

Voices from History, Oral History Collection (PR-137)

This collection consists of audio recordings, notes and transcripts of oral history interviews collected by the Oak Bay Heritage Advisory Committee between 1984 and 1986 for their "Voices from History" project, led by Councillor Neil Swainson. The recordings were digitized in 2018 and can be accessed at the Oak Bay Archives reference room.

Interviewee Year
Andrews, Marion 1986
Angus, D & Elizabeth Izard 1984
Brown, Herb 1985
Burt-Smith, Jack & Evelyn 1985
Corbett, Hilda 1985
Craig, Isabel 1986
Dodsworth, Walter 1985
Fisher, C.B. 1986
Freethy, W.R. 1986
Hart, Ted & Nessie 1986
Hibberson, Bob and Shirley 1985
Johnston, Pat with D. Philbrick 1984
Mayhew, Logan 1985
McConnan, Ron 1985
McGregor, Maurice 1985
Melville, Jack & Art Parker 1985
Merston, Mrs W.C. 1985
Murphy, Mabelle 1986
Oliver, W.D. (Don) 1985
Pearson, W.T. 1985
Pearson, W.T. 1985
Pendray, Alan & Ross Hind 1985
Pite, Dave 1985
Russell, Duncan 1986
Smart, Janet 1985
Taylor, Mrs Phil 1985
Todd, Jack 1986
Van Druten, William 1985
Wyatt, Colin 1986


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The Archives are open to visitors & researchers in person by appointment in advance during staffed hours, normally on Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Drop-in hours: Tuesdays 10-1. Enquiries are also welcome by email, phone and post. For all archives enquiries and appointment requests:

Email: archives@oakbay.ca
Tel: 250-598-3290 (please include an email address in your message if possible)
Oak Bay Archives
2167 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G2