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Ah Ping

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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Ah Chung sworn in Chinese form

Lee Why interpreter

Ah Ping run car Ah Chung pick Ah Ping went out to get false [illegible] to go in together came in and cut cap Ah Ping run the car a little farther he Ah Chung stop to put up a post.

Ah Chung in the face Ah Ping one set back Ah Chung see cap fall over Ah Ping holla and started to run the drift was full of dirt.

By coroner: was the ground properly timbered

About 3ft 6 inch apart

By Juror: Had Ah Ping just brought car in

Some time before

BC Archives, GR-0431 Box 2 File 1 / BRITISH COLUMBIA. ATTORNEY GENERAL. / Inquisitions / inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia.

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