Island Stories:

newDanzig Mine
newZeballos Iron Mine
newConuma Peak 1910
Alexandra Peak
Argus Mountain
Bate/Alava Sanctuary
Beaufort Range
Big Interior Mtn
Big Interior Mtn 1913
Part 1
Part 2
Bolton Expedition 1896
Cliffe Glacier
Clinton Wood
Comox Glacier
Comox Glacier 1922
Comox Glacier 1925
Comstock Mtn
Conuma Peak
Copper King Mine
Crown Mtn
Elkhorn 1912
Elkhorn 1949
Elkhorn 1968
Eugene Croteau
Golden Bullets
Golden Hinde 1913/14
Golden Hinde 1937
Golden Hinde 1983
Harry Winstone Tragedy
Jack Mitchell
Jim Mitchell Tragedy
John Buttle
Judges Route
Koksilah's Silver Mine
Landslide Lake
Mackenzie Range
Malaspina Peak
Mariner Mtn
Marjories Load
Matchlee Mountain
Mount McQuillan
Mt. Albert Edward
Mt. Albert Edward 1927
Mt. Albert Edward 1938
Mt. Becher
Mt. Benson 1913
Mt. Benson
Mt. Doogie Dowler
Mt. Colonel Foster
Mt. Hayes/Thistle Claim
Mt. Maxwell
Mt. Sicker
Mt. Tzouhalem
Mt. Whymper
Muqin/Brooks Peninsula
Nine Peaks
Ralph Rosseau 1947
Rosseau Chalet
Ralph Rosseau Tragedy
Rambler Peak
Red Pillar
Rex Gibson Tragedy
Sid's Cabin
Steamboat Mtn
Strathcona Park 1980's
The Misthorns
The Unwild Side
Victoria Peak
Waterloo Mountain 1865
Wheaton Hut/Marble Meadows
William DeVoe
Woss Lake
You Creek Mine
Zeballos Peak

Other Stories:
Sierra de los Tuxtlas
Cerro del Tepozteco
Mt. Roraima
Nevada Alpamayo
Nevada del Tolima
Nevado de Toluca
Pico Bolivar
Uluru/Ayers Rock
Volcan Purace
Volcan San Jose

Island 6000

Order the Book
Contact Me


Philip James Hankin

1836 - ?

Philip Hankin was born on May 30, 1836, in Hertfordshire, England to Daniel and Elizabeth Dorothy (nee Potter) Hankin. He was the fifth of fourteen children.

He joined the Royal Navy as an officer and reached the rank of Lieutenant. In early 1862 he sailed out to Vancouver Island and boarded the HMS Hecate, a British Surveying vessel. On May 25, Hankin, along with Surgeon Lieutenant Charles Bedingfield Wood the ships surgeon, undertook a journey across Vancouver Island starting from Kyuquot Sound. They recruited six local First Nation guides and proceeded from Aktis Island up the Tahsish Inlet where they followed "grease trails" across to the mouth of the Nimpkish River. The trip took them via Atluck lake, Huston Lake Anutz Lake and Nimpkish Lake. Once back on the coast they traveled by dugout canoe to Fort Rupert where the Hecate picked them up after a two week journey.

In 1864 Hankin returned to England where he resigned from the Royal Navy in order to return to Vancouver Island. After returning to Victoria later that year he became Superintendent of Police for the island. On August 3, 1865, he married Isabella Gertrude Nagle, the forth daughter of J. Nagle of Victoria.

On June 14, 1869, Hankin became the Temporary Administrator for British Columbia after the death of Governor Frederick Seymour until August 23 when Anthony Musgrave became the new Governor.

Philip Hankin has a number of features named after him including Mount Hankin near Alberni Inlet, Hankin Cove near Kyuquot, Hankin Rock in Clayoquot Sound, Hankin Point in Quatsino Sound and the Hankin Range between Bonanza and Nimpkish Lakes.

"Copy of Lieut. Hankins Report to Capt. Richards of a Journey Across Vancouver Island." Daily British Colonist. [Victoria, B.C.] (December 13, 1862) p. 3.

Married. Daily British Colonist. [Victoria, B.C.] (August 4, 1865) p. 3.

"Non-natives challenged early grease trails." March 17, 2009.

Back to toptop



























How to order | | About the Author || Links || Home


Copyright © Lindsay Elms 2001. All Rights Reserved.