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Created: Dec. 3, 2000
Updated: Jun. 22, 2014
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The Gabriola Historical and Museum Society  publishes SHALE, which is edited by Nick Doe

This webpage contains a list of all topics covered to date in the journal, with links to brief summaries of the major articles.

    Go to:
  • the homepage for information about contributing to or obtaining SHALE.
  • the back-issues page for a list of articles published in all the issues to date, with article summaries.
  • the authors' page for information about the authors, with links to the summaries of their contributions.

INDEX OF TOPICS




Cartography and placenames

NOTE: There was a discussion of street names on Gabriola and Mudge in the "Maybe you can answer this..." section of the first couple of issues of the journal. There was also a discussion of Beacon Hill and Coal Mine Bay in "Placenames" in Issue No.16.

Alcalá Galiano's sketchmaps of Gabriola

by Nick Doe (Issue No.1)

Charting Gabriola—the survey of HMS Egeria, 1904

by Nick Doe (Issue No.22)

Charts from the Malaspina expedition

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.25)

Coast Salish placenames on Gabriola

by Nick Doe (Issue No.2)

Fish and babbling brooks

a research note on creek and wetland names by Nick Doe (Issue No.24)

Gabriola coastal placenames (including Mudge)

by Nick Doe (Issue No.25)

George Vancouver visits Gabriola

by Nick Doe (Issue No.14)

Malaspina Galleries-- what's in a name?

by Nick Doe (Issue No.8)

Malaspina's lost gallery

by Barrie Humphrey (Issue No.10)

Mendaro en Canada

(Issue No.21)

The origin of Gabriola's name

by Nick Doe (Issue No.13)

A Russian map of Gabriola-- 1849

by Nick Doe (Issue No.3)

Seagull Island?-- the derivation of "Gabriola"

on-going research report by Nick Doe (Issue No.1)

Simón Gaviola's family connections—18th-century placenames in the Strait of Georgia

by Nick Doe (Issue No.26)

Who named Saturna Island?

by Nick Doe (Issue No.18)

Climatology and meteorology

Dendrochronology (and paleoclimatology)

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.8)

The drought of the 1930s

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.25)

Frozen harbours

by the Museum History Committee (Issue No.8)

Gabriola warming-- a changing climate?

by Justine Pearson (Issue No.5)

Gabriola's changing climate-- and groundwater

by Nick Doe (Issue No.23)

Gabriola's greenhouse gases

by Nick Doe (Issue No.5)

Greenhouse gas emissions from Gabriola

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Minimizing greenhouse gas-- bridge v. ferry

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Why does water in the sink drain away counterclockwise-- and why should we care? (Coriolis force)

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No. 5)

First nations, petroglyphs, and archeology

Aboriginal burials on Gabriola Island

Summary by Dr. Brian Chisholm (Issue No.5)

Dr. Chisolm summarizes the findings of A. Joanne Curtin in her research comparing burials in rock shelters and middens.

Additions and corrections to dates for archaeological sites around False Narrows

by Nick Doe (Issue No.21)

Alignment and geometry of petroglyphs at DgRw229

by Nick Doe (Issue No.17)

Alignment of the petroglyphs at sites DgRw224 and 234

by Nick Doe (Issue No.17)

Beryl Cryer and the stories she collected

by Dr. Loraine Littlefield (Issue No.6)

Coast Salish placenames on Gabriola

by Dr. Loraine Littlefield (Issue No.2)

Context of Gabriola's archeology

by Nick Doe (Issue No.15)

Coyote

a legend of the Shushwap (Issue No.8)

Crop circles and petroglyphs

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Earth, great flood, and sky

a legend of the Tsimshian (Issue No.8)

Flow but one way

a legend of the Coast Salish (Issue No.8)

The Haida myth

investigation of a tall tale by Nick Doe (Issue No.2)

Hul'qumi'num-- Gabriola's first language

by Nick Doe (Issue No.3)

Hy-Altz-- the sun god

by Tzea Mntenaht (Mary Rice) with Beryl Cryer (Issue No.6)

Last fight of the Cly-Altw

by Jennie Wyse (Ts'tassia) with Beryl Cryer (Issue No.4)

A most unusual petroglyph

by Nick Doe (Issue No.10)

New radiocarbon dates for False Narrows

by Nick Doe (Issue No.16)

Observations for the curious at sites DgRw193, 198, and 201

by Nick Doe (Issue No.17)

Observing the winter solstice at DgRw228

by Nick Doe (Issue No.17)

Old dogs

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.3)

An old fence-- how Indian reserves came to Gabriola

by Lynda Poulton (Issue No.5)

Paleoastronomy at petroglyph site DgRw230

by Nick Doe (Issue No.17)

Petroglyphs and equinoxes

by Nick Doe (Issue No.14)

Petroglyph at the garden party—DgRw 253

by Nick Doe (Issue No.28)

Petroglyphs-- discovery and demise

editorial by Nick Doe (Issue No.13)

Petroglyph studies in the cemetery

by Nick Doe (Issue No.17)

Places of Power—speculations on archaeological motifs in British Columbia's rock art

by Doris Lundy (Issue No.26)

Reflections with Ellen White, medicine woman of the Snunéymuxw

a report of an interview by Ruth Loomis (Issue No.3)

A small inland midden DgRw-251 at False Narrows

by Nick Doe (Issue No.25)

Stars in stone-- Ursa Major, Gemini, and Orion petroglyphs at DgRw 230

by Nick Doe (Issue No.18)

Tatshenshini-Alsek petroglyph

Similarities to a petroglyph on Gabriola.
A research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.22)

The Snunéymuxw village at False Narrows

by Dr. Loraine Littlefield (Issue No.1)

The tabla of Toba Inlet

by Nick Doe (Issue No.11)

Visions cast on stone-- a stylistic analysis of Gabriola's petroglyphs

by Amanda Adams (Issue No.17)

The world

a legend of the Tinglit (Issue No.8)

Geology and paleontology

About pointy rocks

by Nick Doe (Issue No.7)

Alligatoring on the beach

by Nick Doe (Issue No.12)

An ammonite for SHALE-- ruminations on museums and fossils

by Nick Doe (Issue No.6)

A bigger, better ammonite for SHALE

by Nick Doe (Issue No.12)

A report of the discovery of what is probably a Pachydiscus ammonite fossil in the late-Cretaceous Northumberland Formation on Gabriola.

The Brachyopoda of Gabriola Island

by Nick Doe (Issue No.26)

"Brown stuff" weathering and manganese in your drinking water

by Nick Doe (Issue No.14)

Curious nodules

by Nick Doe (Issue No.9)

Formation of Malaspina Galleries

by Nick Doe (Issue No.9)

Gabriola's fractures-- their origins

by Nick Doe (Issue No.20)

Gabriola's nose and tail

Speculations about the two major strike-slip faults on Gabriola.
A research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.22)

Gabriola's shape-- including some surmises

by Nick Doe (Issue No.20)

Gabriola's submarine-fan formations

by Nick Doe (Issue No.7)

Geology of Gabriola Island's diatomaceous earth

by Nick Doe (Issue No.24)

Geology of Gabriola's roads

by Nick Doe (Issue No.9)

The geometry of honeycomb weathering of sandstone

by Nick Doe (Issue No.26)

Great balls of stone-- concretions

by Nick Doe (Issue No.9)

Holes in sandstone at great heights

A research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.22)

How Gabriola came to be

by Nick Doe (Issue No.7)

Ice-age Gabriola

by Nick Doe (Issue 28)

Just tell them it's Tafoni

by Nick Doe (Issue No.2)

A brief research note on the "honeycomb" appearance of sandstone at the tideline.

Inoceramus vancouverensis-- big clams

by Nick Doe (Issue No.4)

More Gabriola ammonite fossils

A research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.22)

More about runnels

by Nick Doe (Issue No.10)

Non-marine weathering of sandstone and mudrock

by Nick Doe (Issue No.25)

Old growth?-- a fossilized tree on Whalebone Beach

a very brief research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.3)

Orientation of fractures on Gabriola

by Nick Doe (Issue No.20)

Polygonalling (for alligatoring fans)

by Nick Doe (Issue No.16)

Salt-weathering of Nanaimo Group sandstone

by Nick Doe (Issue No.23)

Sandstone and shale-- Gabriola's origins

by Nick Doe (Issue No.1)

Spheroidal weathering

by Nick Doe (Issue No.13)

Steinpilze--rock mushrooms

by Nick Doe (Issue No.7)

Stress on Gabriola

by Nick Doe (Issue No.20)

Terra firma? GPS measurements around Gabriola

by Nick Doe (Issue No.20)

Trace elements

A research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.18)

Travel broadens the mind

Thoughts on pre-Cambrian shale.
A research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.22)

Ups and downs of Gabriola-- sea-level changes

by Dr. Steven Earle (Issue No.5)

What Gabriola is made of

by Nick Doe (Issue No.7)

What makes holes in sandstone

by Nick Doe (Issue No.9)

Windy New Mexico

Honeycombing far from the sea.
A research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.22)

Groundwater

"Brown stuff" weathering and manganese in your drinking water

by Nick Doe (Issue No.14)

Gabriola's changing climate-- and groundwater

by Nick Doe (Issue No.23)

Geochemistry of Gabriola's groundwater

by Dr. Steven Earle and Erik Krogh (Issue No.7)

Groundwater budgets

by Nick Doe (Issue No.14)

Groundwater notes

by Nick Doe with Norman Windecker (Issue No.11)

More…groundwater notes

by Nick Doe (Issue No.18)

Trace elements

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.18)

Local history

See also Pioneer Settlement. The short stories and tall tales section of the journal also contains items of interest. Some of the book reviews may also be pertinent.

Around the island in 1853

by Nick Doe (Issue No.1)

Augusts on Gabriola Island

some articles published in August 1878, 1904, 1929, & 1930 in the Nanaimo Free Press (Issue No.25)

Beautiful Gabriola

an anonymous aticle published in Beautiful British Columbia magazine in 1961 (Issue No.25)

Boatbuilding at Silva Bay

Joseph Silva's contribution to the tradition
by Nick Doe (Issue No. 22)

Brickyard research notes

new discoveries about Chinese workers and Thomas Morgan add to the history of the brickyard published in Shale No.15
by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No. 18)

Ferry memories

a research note by Fred Withey (Issue 24)

The four schools of Gabriola

by June Harrison (Issue No. 11)

Gabriola after the lights went on

a research note by E. Joyce White (Issue No.16)

Gabriola arrival

a reminiscence of the 1970s by Anna Leather (Issue No.16)

Gabriola childhood

a reminiscence by Bev Wolsey (Issue No.25)

The Gabriola ferry Eena, 1955-64

by B. Parker Williams (Issue No.2)

Gabriolans and the sandstone quarries

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.19)

Gabriola's ambulance service-- the first 25 years, 1969-94

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.21)

Gabriola's coal-mining connections

a research note by Lynda Poulton (Issue No.16)

Gabriola's demographics in 1901

a research note by Barrie Humphrey (Issue 24)

Gabriola's dimension-stone quarry

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.19)

Gabriola's heritage farm machinery

by E. Joyce White (Issue No.25)

Gabriola's industrial past-- the brickyard

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.15)

Gabriola's millstone quarry

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.19)

Gabriola's sandstone quarry-- the earliest days

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.21)

The Gabriola School District—1872-79

by Barrie Humphrey with Lynda Poulton (Issue No.28)

History of Gabriola's wharves

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.27)

Japanese-Canadians in Silva Bay, 1918-1942

by Phyllis Reeve (Issue No.25)

Island sanctuaries-- early mixed-race settlement on Gabriola and nearby coastal islands

by Dr. Jean Barman (Issue No.2)

Land pre-emption on Gabriola

a research note by Lynda Poulton (Issue 24)

The little log church in Silva Bay

by E. Joyce White (Issue No.28)

Lost Nanaimo-- taking back our past

by Dr. Jean Barman (Issue No.8)

Malaspina's lost gallery

by Barrie Humphrey (Issue No.10)

More about runnels

by Nick Doe (Issue No.10)

More pre-emption notes

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

More wharves in Silva Bay

by Phyllis Reeve (Issue No.28)

Newcastle Island's turbulent past

by E. Joyce White (Issue No.4)

The net shed at Page's

A research note by Phyllis Reeve (Issue No.2)

The origins of quarrying for sandstone on Gabriola

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.19)

Page's marina-- sixty years ago

by Phyllis Reeve (Issue No.6)

The South Gabriola Public Hall, 1913—79

by E. Joyce White (Issue No.22)

Shopping in Nanaimo in 1857

Some records from Hudson's Bay Company Day Books.
by Barrie Humphrey with Carol Boyce (Issue No.12)

The smoking economy

A report on exporting tobacco from Gabriola.
A research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.22)

Surf Lodge

by E. Joyce White (Issue No.8)

Unearthing the past-- the diatomaceous earth mine on Gabriola

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.24)

Withey's Shipyard at Silva Bay

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.22)

The Women's Institute

by Janice Power (Issue No.28)

Math and science

The art of voting scientifically

by Nick Doe (Issue No.4)

Electromagnetic radiation-- is it healthy?

by Nick Doe (Issue No.23)

It's about pointy rocks

by Nick Doe (Issue No.7)

The pH scale to measure acidity

by Nick Doe (Issue No.10)

A research note within an article about runnels.

Sand, firewood, and the stars at night-- some interesting facts

a research note by Mr. E. L. Wisty as told to Nick Doe (Issue No.2)

Why does a mirror reverse left-to-right but not up-to-down?

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.18)

Why does water in the sink drain away counterclockwise and why should we care?

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.5)

Miscellany

Alligatoring on the beach

by Nick Doe (Issue No.12)

Crop circles and petroglyphs

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Electromagnetic radiation-- is it healthy?

by Nick Doe (Issue No.23)

Malcolm Lowry on Gabriola

by Phyllis Reeve (Issue No.18)

Malcolm Lowry's stars

A research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.22)

Mirages

by Kit Szanto (Issue No.21)

Polygonalling (for alligatoring fans)

by Nick Doe (Issue No.16)

Two islands-- Gabriola and Manhattan

by Barrie Humphrey, Shelagh Huston, Phyllis Reeve, Kit Szanto, Jack Ruitenbeek, and Nick Doe, based on an idea of Catherine Humphrey (Issue No.6)

Natural history

A boring time at Brickyard Beach

by Andrew Hebda and Gwyneth Jones (Issue 24)

Clam curio-- the piddock

by Barrie Humphrey (Issue 24)

Diatoms on Gabriola

by Carol Ann Borden (Issue No.24)

Ecological theatre on Gabriola-- managing the forests

by J.P. (Hamish) Kimmins (Issue No.16)

Fish and babbling brooks

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Gabriola's trees-- a brief history

by Nick Doe and Paul Smith (Issue No.2)

Heteromorph ammonite

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Mussel invasion at False Narrows

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Orcas at Page's

by Phyllis Reeve (Issue No.12)

Scotch broom-- the golden gangster

by Phyllis Fafard (Issue No.4)

Ticks

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Varnish clams

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

The wild gardens of Ruxton Island

a research note by Anne Gartshore (Issue No.5)

Oceanography

One-way tides

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Summer tides

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.5)

The tabla of Toba Inlet

by Nick Doe (Issue No.11)

Two tides a day?

by Nick Doe (Issue No.6)

Ups and downs of Gabriola-- sea-level changes

by Dr. Steven Earle (Issue No.5)

Winter tides

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.10)

Pioneer settlement

Captain B. A. Wake and his family

by Lynda Poulton (Issue No.5)

The Chapple family

by Gabriola Museum, History Committee (Issue No.3)

Come and gone; Come and gone (again); Come and gone again-- this time for good?; Come and gone yet again

research notes by Barrie Humphrey (Issues Nos. 2, 5, 6, & 8)

The brief appearance on Gabriola of Robert P. Dombrain(e), Dombrane, or Dumblane.

A French note

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue No.2)

The strong French Canadian presence on BC's coast in the early nineteenth century.

Gabriolans and the sandstone quarries

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.19)

This article tells the stories of preemptors and early settlers involved with Gabriola's sandstone quarries either through landownership or their work. It tells of the families and activities of Alexander Hoggan and his brothers David and William; John Canessa; Mike Manly; several generations of the Easthoms; and Bill and Clyde Coats.

Gabriola's industrial past-- the brickyard

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.15)

Included in this article is information about the families of preemptor and farmer George McGuffie and of pioneer farmer and business man William Nairn Shaw.

Island sanctuaries

by Dr. Jean Barman (Issue No.2)

Early mixed-race settlement on Gabriola and nearby coastal islands.

Japanese-Canadians in Silva Bay, 1918-1942

by Phyllis Reeve (Issue No.25)

Land pre-emption on Gabriola

a research note by Lynda Poulton (Issue 24)

The LeBoeuf family

by Lynda Poulton and Barrie Humphrey (Issue No.1)

The Martin family of Gabriola

by Dr. Donald Martin (Issue No.5)

More pre-emption notes

a research note by Nick Doe (Issue 24)

Researching pioneer family history

by Barrie Humphrey (Issue No.3)

The Roberts family of Mudge Island

by Lynda Poulton (Issue No.8)

Unearthing the past-- the diatomaceous earth mine on Gabriola

by Jenni Gehlbach (Issue No.24)

Included in this article is information about the pioneer Gabriola families of John White Penberthy and James H. Rowan, and of the Chow family of Duncan, BC.

Stories and tall tales

Bruhn moments

by Aileen Adam (Issue No.4)

Coyote

a legend of the Shushwap (Issue No.8)

Earth, great flood, and sky

a legend of the Tsimshian (Issue No.8)

Flow but one way

a legend of the Coast Salish (Issue No.8)

Gabriola arrival

a reminiscence of the 1970s by Anna Leather (Issue No.16)

Gabriola childhood

a reminiscence by Bev Wolsey (Issue No.25)

The Haida myth

an investigation by Nick Doe (Issue No.2)

Hy-Altz-- the sun god

by Tzea Mntenaht (Mary Rice) with Beryl Cryer (Issue No.6)

Island old timers

some memories of Gabriolans in the late nineteenth century from a handwritten note by Martha Hoggan (Issue No.25)

Last fight of the Cly-Altw

by Jennie Wyse (Ts'tassia) with Beryl Cryer (Issue No.4)

A journal entry

by Mary Rose Lam (Issue No.3)

Memories of a one-room schoolhouse

by Hazel Windecker (née Cox) (Issue No.5)

The sad tale of Jankowski's horse

as told by Frank Hackwood (Issue No.1)

The story of the Euclataws

by Miss Marion Gordon of Nanaimo (Issue No.12)

A prize-winning essay originally published in 1890.

When the ferry went duck hunting

as told by Frank Hackwood (Issue No.1)

A whale of a story

a story of a girlhood adventure in the 1890s by Martha Hoggan (Issue No.25)

The world

A legend of the Tlingit (Issue No.8)