Bill and Sue-On Hillman
Present

CHINESE IN CANADA
An Epic Struggle Across Three Centuries
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To facilitate the construction of Canada's Trans-Continental Railway,
many Asians were brought to Canada to provide cheap labour.
More than 17,000 Chinese were imported in the early 1880s
to build the most dangerous and difficult section of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
As well as being paid less, Chinese workers were given the most dangerous tasks,
such as handling the explosive nitroglycerin used to break up solid rock.
Due to the harsh conditions they faced, hundreds of Chinese Canadians working on the railway
died from accidents, winter cold, illness and malnutrition.
One worker died for every mile of track laid down
through the Rocky Mountains between Calgary and Vancouver.
This is their story. . .  and the story of generations to come.

Their Story:

www.hillmanweb.com/chinese/epic

Six Related Photo and Art Albums

www.hillmanweb.com/chinese/photos
 
 


RELATED PERSONAL STORIES AND SITES

Chinese Head Tax Monument in Brandon

www.hillmanweb.com/monument
Plus Eight Feature Photo Pages:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8


My Story by Sue-On Choy Hillman

www.hillmanweb.com/mystory

www.hillmanweb.com/soos


Visit to our Toisan Village 2017

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www.hillmanweb.com/china2017/toisan.html


Visit to Sue-On's Birth Home in China
that she left when she was two years old

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www.hillmanweb.com/china2017/home0.html


OFF-SITE REFERENCES

https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/davidlamcentre/PDFs/Canadian%20Steel,%20Chinese%20Grit.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL8yhATGGXE

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Bill and Sue-On Hillman
Eclectic Studio
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