Accounts of Vancouver Island women who contributed in many ways to the Island's social and cultural life over the years, are told in excerpts from books by local authors who have given permission to use published material.
- On Writing About Women of the Past
Author and archivist Kathryn Bridge on researching and writing about women in history
- Listening to Women's Voices from the Past
Excerpt from a talk about writing historical fiction from sources used for A Most Unusual Colony
- Canadian Women's History Month
Victoria women led the campaign to declare October a national women's history month to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of women to the country's history
- Miss Phillips Remembers the Dockyard
Part of a story told by Miss Joy Phillips who lived and worked in the dockyard for many years between 1905 and 1951.
- British Columbia Nursing Sisters in WWI
Story and photos on the BC nurses who served in England, Salonika and France
Further material from other contemporary recollections was added to this photo-essay for the book
Battlefront Nurses in WW I, published in 2009.
- My review of a similar book on PEI military nurses
Those Splendid Girls by Katherine Dewar
- Royal Jubilee Hospital Nursing School - the anniversary reunion
The Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital's training school for nurses opened on December 16, 1891 (it closed in 1982). On May 28, 2011 over 700 Jubilee graduates from all over the world gathered in Victoria to mark the 120th anniversary of the school's inauguration.
- Forgotten Pioneer Women of Dance in Canada
How Victoria became a leader in classical ballet training in the 1920s and 1930s
For more information on the women's history of Victoria, Vancouver Island & British Columbia: