Event

Title:
“Naming the Named: The Surveying, Mapping and Naming of BC’s Coast”Monthly Meeting
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Date:
Nov 22/17 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Description

 

How did all the islands and features around Vancouver Island and the region of Victoria get their names? When Captain George Vancouver came to the west coast in 1792 aboard HMS Discovery, he named many of its geographical features without adopting Indigenous place names. In 1860, Captain George Richards of the Royal Hydrographic Society came to Esquimalt to begin a thorough survey of the coast based on Vancouver’s work. Richards retained many of the Indigenous names we recognize today. Find out more at this fascinating historical presentation.