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 tens of thousands of summarized transcripts of article first appearing in newspapers published on Vancouver Island between 1859 and 1921. By default you will search:

A general index to the British Colonist (also called the Daily Colonist) from 1858-1921 (years 1894-1899 incomplete but in process).
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.

Please take a moment to find out how this web site works before you begin to search the database.

To learn more about the indices and the people responsible for them, read more about the project.