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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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Q. 370 Who was the one who wrote for supplies and sent for the orders? A. They was mostly signed King Faun; no special person that sign it.
Q. 371 Have you got the written orders? Did you keep the written orders? A. No, I haven't got them on file.
Q. 372 Don't you keep your orders? A. After stock-checking, we usually destroy them.
Q. 373 When was it you you got an order that you wouldn't fill because you hadn't been paid? When was that? A. I forget that.