The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 26, note 5

5 This is one of the points at issue—just how well Gurdit Singh understood the Canadian law. In a Panjabi language advertisement published on 13 Feb. he wrote: 'Had we any ship of our own we would have taken advantage of that period during which the Immigration laws were cancelled, and we would have been able to land numbers of our own brethren.' This is part of an extract sent from the intelligence office in Simla to J. A. Wallinger in London, 27 April 1914: CO. 42/979. There is a reference in the Report of the Komagata Maru Committee of Inquiry (Calcutta, 1914), p. 2.

Title: The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 26, note 5

Subject: Bird, J. Edward; Boards of Inquiry; Budge Budge riot, 1914; Conditions on the ship; Confrontations with passengers; Dayal, Har, 1884-1939; Ghadar Party; Hopkinson, William Charles, 1880-1914; Immigration regulations, Canada; Johnson, Charles Gardner, 1857-1926; S. S. Komagata Maru; Kumar, Guran Ditt; Murder of W. C. Hopkinson; S. S. Panama Maru; Rahim, Husain; H. M. C. S. Rainbow; Reid, Malcolm R. J.; Singh, Gurdit, 1858-1954; Stevens, H. H. (Henry Herbert), 1878-1973

Creator: Johnston, Hugh

Publisher: UBC Press

Date: 1995

Display date: Vancouver : UBC Press, 1995, c1989

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