As part of the Chinese Historical Wrongs Legacy Initiative, we’ve digitized a small selection of inquests and inquiries from 1872 to 1934, found in series GR-0431. These were chosen to reflect the experiences of early Chinese immigrants to B.C. – their living and working conditions, and their unfortunate accidental or unusual deaths. They range from a woman working in a brothel in Barkerville who died of natural causes to three sawmill workers who died from malnutrition. Learn more.
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4 work if it had been strapped It was quite safe when I visited it previous to the accident. John Ernest Spicer?. Wum Sun Low have sworn? sail Isaw the body lying at Jo Bowts ? undertakings parlors Iknew him well for a long time. identify him as Mah Ling Kam/ Sun Low Joseph Shaw Coroner BC Archives GR-0431 British Columbia. Attorney General. Box 12 File 1 Inquisitions/inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia