According to a July blog post from the City of Vancouver Archives, camping on the local beaches used to be a “fashionable” thing for many of the city’s wealthier settler families around the turn of the twentieth century. (You won’t regret following that link; there’s an 1896 photo of a cow in a hat!) But it’s pouring and thundering in the city today, so for all of those of you who aren’t beach-camping – wherever you may be – here is a mixed-bag compilation of recent internet happenings that might be of interest.
- Place names and legacies of empire: Namibia wipes colonialism off the map.
- New access to the 1921 Canadian Census through Ancestry. For access to earlier Canadian censuses online, see Library and Archives Canada’s site.
- From the British Library, a post on punishing children in Victorian England and a post on property confiscation after the Indian Mutiny.
- From the Globe and Mail: Southern Haida Gwaii will see the first carved pole raised in over a century.
- The genealogy events on the upcoming calendar at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Readers might also be interested in the seminars at Newberry’s Center for American Indian Studies, recently announced for this autumn.
- Sean Kheraj’s Active History post, Ten Other Things You Might Not Have Known About 20th-Century Aboriginal History in Canada.
- From the National Archives of the UK: Sixth tranche of colonial administration records released, with records from Cyprus.
– Laura Ishiguro