Welcome to the Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers
This web site is a teaching, learning and research tool.
This site gives you access to four indices of approximately forty-five thousand summarized transcripts of articles first appearing in newspapers published on Vancouver Island between 1858 and 1932. By default you will search:
A general index to the British Colonist (also called the Daily Colonist) from 1858-1932 .
A specialized index to stories related to the West Coast of Vancouver Island in the British Colonist (also called the Daily Colonist) from 1858-1921.
A specialized index of stories related to the Boer War the British Colonist (also called the Daily Colonist) from 1899-1915.
A specialized index to stories related to buildings, builders, building trades, architects etc... from 1858 to c. 1900.
Once you have found one or more articles you are interested in, if they fall in the period 1858-June 1910, you can go directly to the newspaper which has been digitized for that period.
To learn more about the indices and the people responsible for them, read more about the project.