28 Bastion Square , VICTORIA

21 APRIL 2006


This unique and not to be missed event, chaired by Barry Gough, examines new possibilities for research about the famous and perhaps overlooked navigator, Captain George Vancouver, Royal Navy, and his world. The meeting will have strong international representation, and will bring together the wider world of scholarship with the considerable local and regional research that is underway on late 18 th century history about exploration and cross cultural matters. The program is complete. Details will be found below.

The fee of $65 covers registration, museum entrance, lunch on the 21 st, and coffee. Registration space is limited to 60 persons. All attendees including presenters and chairs are obliged to pay the symposium fee. To register follow instructions below.

This symposium is held in conjunction with Malaspina University-College and its Alexandro Malaspina Research Centre and and its Institute for Coastal Research. The assistance of generous donors and patrons is acknowledged with thanks.

Calendar of Events

7 pm Thursday 20 th April: pre-symposium reception and warm-up party at the residence of Barry and Marilyn Gough, 3000 Dean Avenue , Victoria , to which all attendees and friends are welcome. The house is two streets south of Camosun College , Lansdowne Campus.

9:30 – 4:30 pm Friday 21 st April: Symposium at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia , 28 Bastion Square , Victoria Post-symposium discussions continue at Swans pub, a few streets away from the museum, where also dinner parties can be made up. Reservation for dinner at an excellent Victoria restaurant is mandatory on a Friday night. The organization makes no attempt to imagine what sort of food might be preferred and, accordingly, will make no reservations: this is left entirely to the attendees.

9 am noon Saturday 22 nd April: Symposium finalities. Breakfast in the Wardroom, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, followed by a 30 – 40 minute walking tour of the base, in company with naval authorities of Pacific Command, Canadian Navy. Details to be confirmed.

Program for 21 April

9:30 am Opening and Welcome : Barry Gough, preliminary announcements. Greg Evans, executive director, MMBC. Introduction of distinguished guests. Appreciation given to Andrew David

10:00 Break

10:15-12 noon Plenary Session Chair Barry Gough

Christon Archer, University of Calgary : “When the Europeans Came Calling: Diplomacy or Opera Bouffe at Nootka Sound
John Lutz, University of Victoria : “Sexuality and Vancouver ’s Voyage”
Robert King, Canberra : “ Vancouver and the Contemplated Settlement at Nootka”

12 – pm Lunch in the Museum, and a chance to look around the establishment, galleries, library and bookstore

1-2:30 pm Early Afternoon Session Chair Norman Collingwood, Surrey

B. Guild Gillespie, Saltspring Island : “George Vancouver’s Health Problems”
John Crosse, Vancouver: “Vancouver in Hawai’i ”
Dee Longenbaugh, Juneau : “ Vancouver and Admiralty Island , Alaska ”

2: 30 pm Break

3-4:30 pm Closing Session Chair: John Black, Malaspina

Robin Inglis, North Vancouver : “More than an Explorer: Vancouver as Diplomat”
Eric Groves, Coulsdon, Surrey UK : “Archibald Menzies and Robert Broughton: San Juan Islands ”
Andrew David, Taunton , Somerset , UK : “Alcala Galiano and George Vancouver”

4:30 pm Closing Remarks : Barry Gough


Registration is on a first come first served basis. To register for “What’s New to Say About Captain George Vancouver” symposium at Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada, 21 April 2006 phone Ann Jones at the Museum 250 385 4222 ext. 102 and make $C65 payment by credit card.

Or complete this form as soon as possible and mail with your cheque or money order in the amount of $65 payable Maritime Museum of British Columbia to Ann Jones, Maritime Museum of British Columbia, 28 Bastion Sq., Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1H9 to reach the Museum no later than 14 April.

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Receipts for registration will be issued on the day. Donations to the Museum will be mailed a suitable tax receipt. Registration is strictly limited to 60 persons.

Updated: March 24, 2006