Series GR-1327 - Inquisitions/inquests conducted by coroners

Ah Ying : Wheels of a car ran over him Ah Yuene : Rock fell on him Ah Quong : Killed himself Ah Quong : Didn't hook up the other car to the rest in the mine Lai suie : Wounds inflicted by himself Ah Gong : Accidental fire Foo Kung : Refused medical help Ling Gum : Asphyxiated from a charcoal fire in her stove Saw Gow : Suffocated and burnt Charles Anderson : Suffocated and burnt Ah Kat : Exhaustion and exposures to cold weather Ah Fat : Hung Sing Ko : Accidentally fell off a bridge John Paul : Suffocated from fire in mine shaft Ah Yan : Suffocated from fire in mine shaft A Chinaman : Drowned Unknown Chinaman : Drowned Chee Lock : Committed suicide (hung himself) Mon Teug : Drowned in Thompson River Unknown Chinaman : Drowned Ah Kang : Got caught between a box of coal and the pillar Loo Wong : Hung himself from a tree Chun Chiung : Heart disease Ah Yak : Hung himself Chan Ah Hueng : Hung himself Ah Kit : Hung himself Lung Yen : Accidental Ah Youk : Gunshot wound Ah Saet : Hung in New Westminster jail Ah Hem : Fell off some timber in the mine
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Inquisitions/inquests conducted by coroners

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GR-1327

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  • [1862] (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

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Microfilm (neg.), 1872-1937, 16 mm, 74 reels [B02372 - B02445]

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(1871-1976)

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The Attorney-General’s Department was established in 1871 by authority of the Constitution Act of 1871 (SBC 1871, c. 147). Prior to that, from 1863 to 1866, the origins of the ministry were in the offices of the Attorney-General for the Colony of Vancouver Island and for the Colony of British Columbia. In 1866, the colonies united to form one colony, with one Attorney-General, who remained in place until British Columbia became a province of the Dominion of Canada in 1871. The Attorney-General was the official legal advisor of the Lieutenant-Governor and of the Executive Council. He was responsible for the settlement and approval of all documents issued under the public seal of the province and for the supervision of magistrates, police, and the constabulary.

In 1899, the department was reconstituted by the Attorney-General’s Act (SBC 1899, c. 5), which expanded the duties and powers of the Attorney-General to include: management and direction of correctional institutions, the British Columbia Police, and the administration of public affairs; provision of legislative and legal advice to the representative of the Crown and the heads of government departments; administration of justice within the Province; and regulation of all litigation for and against the Crown and public departments within the jurisdiction of the Legislature.

At various times several different agencies have been under the direction of the Attorney-General, such as the Industrial Schools for Boys and for Girls, Factories Inspection Branch, Electrical Energy Inspection Branch, Mothers’ Pension Board, Municipal Branch, Provincial Board of Health, Prohibition Commission, Public Utilities Commission, and Superintendent of Neglected Children. In most instances these agencies have later been placed under the management of other departments, absorbed into new organizations, or abolished altogether.

In 1976, the Dept. of the Attorney-General was renamed the Ministry of the Attorney General (OIC 3199/76).

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Inquisitions and inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia [1862], 1872-1937. To obtain the inquest number for inquests on reels B02374 to B02445, consult the contemporary indexes and registers. For indexes and registers see GR-0432.

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Transferred from Department of Attorney General through Public Document Disposal Act in 1959.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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GR-0432

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Accession number(s): 91-4229; G83-024

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