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Apron, worker's

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1994.0963.0007
  • Item

A beige coloured worker's apron. A total of three pocket appear on the front of the artifact. At the top of these are a total of four steel fasteners, upon each of which "TROY" appears in raised lettering. A neck loop has been attached to the body of the item through the use of two similar fasteners. There is a belt which has a steel fastening device and a black painted button for fastening the belt. On the back of the artifact, "TSANG PAT LOW" appears in black hand printed lettering.; DE2 PH1 2006

Troy

Booklet

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1994.0963.0059
  • Item

A small Chinese booklet. The artifact has been bound along its right hand edge by thin string. The front cover exhibits black hand written ink characters. The interior pages exhibit black machine made Chines characters, and black machine made images. PH1 2006

Bottle

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0059
  • Item

Very small tubular three-piece mould colourless glass bottle. No markings. Cork in top opening. Note: The term "colourless" is used to describe glass withoiut any colour. Colourless glass requires silica (sand) which is almost free of iron, and both a flux and a stabilizer without any noticeable impurities.

Bottle

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0058.A-D
  • Item
  • 1900

A clear glass bottle inside a cardboard box, with directions on a sheet of paper. All the directions are in Chinese, but below the instructions, "U-I-OIL SOLE MANUFACTURER WOG CHEUNG WH" appears in English printing. The bottle is oval shape, with almost straight shoulders. A cork stopper is in the top. The glass is full of many tiny air bubbles. There are two seams, which run from the base to the top lip. These seams are kitty corner from each other. A red and orange label appears on one side, with Chinese print and "U-O-OIL..." appearing at the bottom in English printing. Three Chinese symbols appear vertically on back of the bottle. A brown liquid is in the bottle. The box is orange brown, with red print. "54364" and "54326" appearing on the side. A side flap for this box has come off and is inside the box.

Wong Cheung Wah

Can

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0057
  • Item

This tin contianer has a small lip both top and bottom, and a seam down one side. There is a strip of metal which has been shaped so that it has a half circular groove and each side of the strip is attached to the can. The screw on lid has a diameter of 4.8cm and it has a paper liner. On removal of the lid a strong odour of fuel oil is noticed.

Cap

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1997.0003.0019
  • Item

A child's woven cap. It is deep red with stripes of light pink and green near the top and stripes of light pink, green and dark pink at the bottom border. There are Chinese "double happiness" characters woven in on one side in dark pink. Also in the centre of these characters is thread where a gold nugget had been sewn on. PH1 2006 PH2 2007

Dress

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0074
  • Item

A light pink cotton childs dress. The pink has a flowered design, with a shiny pink thread. The sleaves are short with a cuff. The neck, cuffs, waist, and bottom are hand embroidered with blue nob boarders. The dress buttons up the back with three hexegonshape white buttons and a metal snap on the collar. The top of the dress, including the sleaves, is lined with pink flannel. There is a 1.4cm hem at the bottom of this dress.

Dress, Chinese

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0073
  • Item

A black silk Chinese dress. The artifact is lined with turquoise-blue silk. The black silk has a floral design weaved in it.The dress buttons up the proper right side, directly below the armpit. Three silk eye-lets secures three flowered silk buttons. Aflap is sewn halfway down, attached to the back portion of the dress, to form a top. A square pocket is sewn to this inside flap and is concealed by the front. The top has two dual black silk buttons, one set before the collar and one set on the collar. The black is trimed with a thin black trim. The span of the arms is 140.2cm.

Fan

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0108
  • Item

A black paper and dark brown bamboo fan. The fan consists of twenty-eight strips of bamboo which are riveted together at one end. The rivet is a small section of bamboo. The top section of the strips are covered with black paper. The paper folds with eachsection of bamboo. Gold Chinese print appears on one side of the paper. When the fan is fully opened it measures 45.0 cm. wide.

Group of unidentified Chinese men in suits with Borg Ching Mah, Chinese school teacher, at lower right. Many wear ribbons on their lapels. Possibly taken in Nanaimo; circa 1930.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1994.0963.0022
  • Item

A group of Chinese men are sitting on a manicured lawn in what appears to be the garden area of a home. The clothing they are wearing suggests a formal meeting. Some are wearing ribbons attached to their lapels. (see also P6396) Borg/Bong(?) Ching Mah, Chinese School teacher at bottom right.

Hat

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0069
  • Item

This Chinese hat is the style which is worn by peasants and coolies. The hat is constructed of bamboo and bamboo leaves. The wide brim measures 54.3cm in diameter and the height of the hat is approx. 22.0cm. The crown rises in a cone with curved sides, it is made of finely pleated bamboo with an interior lining of bamboo leaves covered with thin paper. The entire outer surface is covered with thing paper. The entire outer surface is covered with a type of glaze. The hat is worn squarely on the head and is secured under the chin with a cloth cord.

Hat

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0075
  • Item

A Chinese childs hat. Made of a square section of quilted red material. The corners being rounded. Two of the are sides folded in and the corners pleted. Each pleted corner has a ear with white fur sewn on the inside of each. The back of the ears are redwith a blue and black trim. In front of the two ears between the pletes two rows of thin blue and black trim are sewn in front of this are two strips of black silk with green flowered material between the strips. Hanging from the end of each plete is a cloth string.

Jacket

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1994.0963.0020
  • Item

A white, Chinese jacket. The artifact displays a pattern of parallel raised "ribs". There are a total of five "cord and knob" fasteners. PH1 2006

Jacket

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1997.0003.0020
  • Item

A white cotton Chinese-style jacket with a mandarin collar. It has a left breast pocket and two lower pockets. There are four button holes on the left side but the buttons are missing. There is a small Chinese character printed on the inside collar. This could be part of a uniform. PH1 2006 PH2 2007

Jacket

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1997.0003.0021
  • Item

A white cotton Chinese-style jacket with a mandarin collar. It has a left breast pocket and two lower pockets. There are four button holes on the left side but the buttons are missing. There is a small Chinese character printed on the inside collar and on either side is stamped "Elaine" and below there is a white label with a red ram's head and lettering "Registered Trade Mark", "Fit and Quality Guaranteed", "Lot" and Size 36". This could be part of a uniform. PH1 2006

Jacket

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1997.0003.0023
  • Item

A white cotton Chinese-style jacket with a mandarin collar. It has a left breast pocket and two lower pockets. There are four button holes on the left side but the buttons are missing. There is a small Chinese character printed on the inside collar. This could be part of a uniform. It is slightly dirty. PH1 2006

Jacket, Chinese

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1994.0963.0016
  • Item

A white, cotton Chinese jacket. The front of the artifact displays a total of five two-part cord fasteners. The item may be a mourning jacket. (i.e. worn by a mourner at a funeral) PH1 2006

Jacket, Chinese

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_2000.0070.0010
  • Item

A girls' Chinese cotton jacket. The jacket is blue with floral motifs sewn into the fabric. The edges of the jacket are strips of white cloth with black flowers. It has a draw-string waist. This jacket is the one in the photograph 2000.70.1. It was worn by Miss. Florence Tsang daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tsang How Quon. Please note that the previous numbers before 2000.0070.0009 are photographs and are contained in the photograph files.

Jacket, men's

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1994.0963.0019
  • Item

A men's, white jacket. The artifact exhibits four buttonless pockets on the front, as well as five circular white shell buttons; each with a corresponding button hole. There are two side vents. PH1 2006

Kwong Lee Wing Kee gold mine at Barkerville in the 1880s.

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1993.0093.0001.3
  • Item

The photograph is of a hydraulic monitor working the Kwong Lee, Wing Kee Gold Mine at Barkerville in the 1880s. That is what is written in ink on the original .

Packet

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0067
  • Item

A cream coloured waxed paper envelope, with product still inside. A pink sealing tape still seals the pack. Chinese print in red appears on the tape. "MEDICAL HERB, Made in Chinese Medicines, VIZ SOO LP 40%, OLIVES 30%, SANG-CHUNG 30%, PREPARED BY CHAPLIN TONG, HONG KONG" appears in red on top section of the back, inside a red boarder. Below the former and covering opposite side is Chinese print in red in boarder. A seperate label is glued over the English print. The glue is only across the top so this label hasto be lifted to read the English print. Chinese print, in blue, appears inside a boarder on this seperate label.

Packet

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1994.0963.0128
  • Item

A rectangularly shaped predominently off-white paper packet. On one side of the item are two red and white designs, each with red ink Chinese characters. At one end can be seen a series of black machine-made ink characters. Note: Found in artifact 994.963.124. PH1 2006

Packet

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1994.0963.0134
  • Item

A small, roughly rectangularly shaped plain paper packet. The artifact has been tied transversely around its middle by a short segment of string. PH1 2006

Packet

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0066
  • Item

A cream coloured waxed paper envelope, with product still inside. A pink sealing tape still seals the pack. Chinese print in red appears on the tape. "MEDICAL HERB, Made in Chinese Medicines, VIZ SOO LP 40%, OLIVES 30%, SANG-CHUNG 30%, PREPARED BY CHAPLIN TONG, HONG KONG" appears in red on top section of the back, inside a red boarder. Below the former and covering opposite side is Chinese print in red in boarder. A seperate label is glued over the English print. The glue is only across the top so this label hasto be lifted to read the English print. Chinese print, in blue, appears inside a boarder on this seperate label.

Packet

  • CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1994.0963.0126
  • Item

A roughly square paper packet. Both sides of the artifact exhibit orange coloured machine-made Chinese characters. In addition, one side exhibits an orange representation of a Chinese building. Also evident is an imprint of a blue ink stamp. Note: Found in artifact 994.963.124. PH1 2006

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