- Examine the tone and language used by Douglas in his despatch. What does it reveal about his perspective on the colony’s affairs and his role as governor?
- How did transportation challenges impact the development of British Columbia?
- How did the Cariboo Gold Rush affect the Indigenous population of British Columbia?
- Analyze Hazlitt’s portrayal of the miners’ experiences. What challenges did they face, and what does this tell us about the realities of gold mining?
- How did the experiences of Chinese migrants in British Columbia differ from those of other groups of migrants?
- What was the significance of Barkerville’s Chinese legacy within the regional and trans-Pacific context? How does it reflect the broader narrative of Chinese-Canadian history?
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