The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 7, note 13

13 Hopkinson, in an affidavit sworn 7 Dec. 1908, and reproduced in Harkin, The East Indians in British Columbia, said he was 'formerly of the City of Calcutta; for 4 years an Inspector of the Metropolitan Police.' Governor Swayne, who had come to British Columbia to recruit Indian labourers for British Honduras and had picked up a lot of information from Hopkinson, reported in Dec. 1908 that Hopkinson was on leave from the Calcutta police force. He also recommended that Hopkinson be appointed a Dominion Police officer in communication with the head of the Calcutta police.

Title: The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 7, note 13

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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Identifier: note-7-13

Language: eng

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