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dc.coverage.spatialNanaimo Regionen
dc.coverage.spatialBritish Columbiaen
dc.coverage.spatialWellington Mines, Regional District of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, http://sws.geonames.org/11748461en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-27T16:59:28Z
dc.date.available2012-09-27T16:59:28Z
dc.date.issued1883
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10613/469
dc.description.abstractRobert Dunsmuir began building his fortune after he discovered coal at Wellington in 1869. Three Royal Navy officers provided the capital to develop the mine. By 1883, the Wellington Mine pictured here was producing so well that Dunsmuir bought out his partners for $800,000. He financed the Esquimalt and Nanamio Railway which was completed in 1886. Coal from the Wellington mines was shipped from the Dunsmuir Departure Bay Wharf. Although the mines were very productive and were known for a number of important mining improvements they were the scene of labour strife and a number of mining disasters. In 1887, striking miners seeking a 20 cents an hour raise were evicted by the militia from their company-owed homes. Dunsmuir broke the strike by using Chinese labourers as strike-breakers. In January 1888, an explosion at the mine killed 77 men.en
dc.format.extent366kben
dc.format.mediumphotographen
dc.format.mimetypejpegen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElectronic version published by Vancouver Island Universityen
dc.titleThe Wellington Mineen_US
dc.typeImageen
dc.source.originalNanaimo / FC 3894 N3 N35en
dc.source.original10-9en
dc.description.note"Photographs courtesy of the Provincial Archives"en
dc.identifier.thumbnailhttps://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/469/NanSlide10-9.jpg?sequence=3en


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