Hindus to Honduras: 0050.0049

HINDUS LEAVING THE COUNTRY

            Vancouver, Oct. 20 – J.B. Harken, of the department of the interior announced last evening that the government had solved the Hindu question, so far as the province of British Columbia is concerned.  The entire Hindu colony, consisting of over 2,000 is to be moved from British Columbia to British Honduras.

            The plan is being carried out as a result of negotiations which have been carried out between Sir Wildred Laurier, Lord Strathcona, Canadian high commissioner in London, and the governor of Honduras.  The latter was in London recently and personally talked over the details of the scheme with Lord Strathcona.

            Mr. Harken was sent from Ottawa by Sir Wilfred and left today with two Hindu delegates for Honduras to arrange details of colony at that end of the line.

            Hindus are anxious to move, and the imperial government will assist in cost of transportation to their new home.  Scores of members of the Hindu colony here are not only out of work but actually starving.  Much suffering will result this winter if they are not moved.

            The present plan is to charter two ships to carry them across the isthmus, thence to their destination.  They will be employed building railways in Honduras.

0050.0049: Hindus to Honduras

Newspaper article Hindus being shipped from British Columbia to British Honduras to build railways.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  October 21, 1908
Pages:  2
Publisher:  The Golden Times
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

government Hindu colony starving isthmus

Subjects:

People arrow Harkenarrow
People arrow Laurierarrow
Social arrow Ethnic Groups arrow East Indianarrow
Social arrow Racism arrow East Indianarrow

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