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Ah Lung

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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deceased in the creek with his head under water - I believe he was attempting to drown himself - I helped pull him out - my belief at the time was, his pain in the face had made him crazey.


We find that the deceased "Ah Lung" came to his death by hanging himself while under a fit of temporary insanity.


Foreman = William Holmes; John Marks; Robert Pritchard; Robert Young; Andrew Birrell; Patrick Howley

Coroner = Oliver Hare

BC Archives, GR-0431 Box 1 File 5 / BRITISH COLUMBIA. ATTORNEY GENERAL. / Inquisitions / inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia.

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