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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21 answer. It would be nearly two o'clock. I looked through a window in my office on the starboard side and saw the Rithet coming towards us. We were approaching the Point from the direction of James Island. The Rithet was on the other side of the Point. I went on with my work and the next thing I noticed was passengers running into the cabin crying "Look out look out." I then went outside my door into the passage way leading from the passage way to the saloon and the collision then took place.