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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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1 Sack New Potatoes 1.50

3 only 2# Cans Dry Salted Vegetables 2.10

3 Jars Salted Vegetables in 1s .90

2 Cans of Taro Curd .50

1 Bamboo Smoking Pipe .30

1 #6 1/2 Bamboo Hat .25

2 Rice Tubs 1.25

2 Yards of Oil Cloth 1.30

1 only 5# Can Apricot Sauce .45

1 only 5# Can Plum Sauce .65

10 lbs. Stew Beef .75

30 " Pork 4.50

10 " Bitter Melons 1.40

20 " Chinese Squash 2.20

1 lb. Small Dried Shrimps .40

Green Onions .10

Celery .25

10 lbs. Onions .60

4 " Chinese Salted Fish 1.00

5 Sacks Rice 9.25

3 lbs. White Sugar .30

3 " Salt Fish .65

9 " String Beans .55

BC Archives GR-0431 / Box 13 File 6 / BRITISH COLUMBIA. ATTORNEY GENERAL. / Inquisitions/inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia.

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