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Wong Kong Ying et al

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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BC Archives GR-0431

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67 Q.630 Did you write any letters of complaint that time? A. I write one to my friends. Coroner. We ar enot getting very far on that. That is our trouble. Possibly King Faun hung on to a shipment to the other camp. How far was your camp in the bush? Could you see the boats? A. About a mile and a half. No. Coroner: It is quite possible when the boats come in they use the stuff themselves. Q. 631 Juryman. You ordered stuff in December to come about the 25th December, did you? A. No goods come then. Q.632 Did you send for goods? A. I write an order and give it to King Faun to give to Hop Sang. Q.633 You didn't get that order? A. Not until January 17th. Q. 634 Did Hop Sang receive that order from King Faun? A. Yes. Q. 635 The evidence says one side pay cash, the other side said they did not get anything? A. No. 2 Camp didn't get it. Mr. Leighton. He has got a list of money paid out there. Somebody is not telling the truth. One would expect a business man to produce cheques etc., to substantiate his statements. Mr. Colquhoun. I can show you the ledger. A day or so in Vancouverand I get you the cheques. Mr. Leighton. If he didn't bring his cheques and vouchers with him we can only presume they don't exist. I notice here a letter was given to Mr. Colquhoun, a notice to produce proof of payments made etc. He had lots of time to get it. Very - important most important part of the whole thing. You just go on borrowing money and don't pay anybody. Mr. Colquhoun. I thought the ledger was enough. If you want the


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