Upcoming Events

Spatial History: Locating Early Settlers in the Cowichan Valley 

When: Sunday, May 20, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Where: Newcombe Conference Hall, Royal BC Museum, Victoria

Cost: Free for members; $5 non-members

Guest Speaker: Jim Ward

In this presentation, historical geographer Jim Ward will demonstrate how he identified and located colonial settlers in the southern Cowichan Valley with a geographical information system [GIS]. He will discuss the context of his project, with reference to the settler process on Vancouver Island, colonial pre-emption laws, the 1862 Cowichan Expedition, and pioneer transportation routes. He will demonstrate an outcome of his research project, a dynamic ArcGIS map of early landowners.

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