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dc.coverage.spatialNanaimo Regionen
dc.coverage.spatialBritish Columbiaen
dc.coverage.spatialExtension, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, http://sws.geonames.org/5950739en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-26T17:03:30Z
dc.date.available2012-09-26T17:03:30Z
dc.date.issued1856
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10613/450
dc.description.abstractWhile miner owners amassed great fortunes, coal miners in Nanaimo lived at a subsistence level. Most lived in mere shacks like the one pictured here. Besides extremely low wages, the miners and their families often suffered from malnutrition, lung diseases, and other ailments. Often miners contracted arthritis and rheumatism from working knee-deep in water which continuously seeped into the underground tunnels. They were not protected by a labour contract, and thus could be laid off for months at a time when the mines were shut down due to fluctuating world coal demands.en
dc.format.extent474kben
dc.format.mediumphotographen
dc.format.mimetypejpegen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElectronic version published by Vancouver Island Universityen
dc.titleMiner's home near Nanaimoen_US
dc.typeImageen
dc.source.originalNanaimo / FC 3894 N3 N35en
dc.source.original9-10 / D-03322 / HP064291en
dc.description.note"Photographs courtesy of the Provincial Archives"en
dc.identifier.thumbnailhttps://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/450/NanSlide9-10.jpg?sequence=3en


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