At Woodside by the Sea

“Some homes are destined for happy occasions, for large house parties and banquets, and any excuse at all for social entertainment with every guest entering into the festive spirit to ensure a jolly good time for all concerned”. Follow Rev. Connell to the historic farmhouse in Sooke, thus described by a contemporary writer, and thruContinue reading “At Woodside by the Sea”


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About Me

As a fifth generation Victorian (born in New Zealand) I feel that an important part of learning my own history is learning the history of this place. That includes the ancient and modern histories of the First Nations- the Songhees, Esquimalt, and Wsanec peoples- who have lived here for so long. This blog is an offering in appreciation of those, like Rev. Robert Connell, who have sought to encourage and keep these histories alive.

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