A report on Colony of British Columbia (1858–1866)

The Colony of British Columbia in 1863
Sir James Douglas, first governor of the Colony of British Columbia
A portion of the Cariboo Road in the Fraser Canyon, c. 1867
Moody likened his vision of the nascent Colony of British Columbia to the pastoral scenes painted by Aelbert Cuyp
Moody designed the first Coat of arms of British Columbia

Crown colony in British North America from 1858 until 1866 that was founded by Richard Clement Moody, who was selected to 'found a second England on the shores of the Pacific', who was Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for British Columbia and the first Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.

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Colony of the Queen Charlotte Islands

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The Colony of the Queen Charlotte Islands was a British colony constituting the archipelago of the same name from 1853 to 1858, when it was amalgamated into the Colony of British Columbia.

Seymour, as Governor of British Columbia

Frederick Seymour

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Colonial administrator.

Colonial administrator.

Seymour, as Governor of British Columbia
Grave of Frederick Seymour at the Veterans' Cemetery in Esquimalt, British Columbia

From 1864 to 1866, he served as the second Governor of the Colony of British Columbia, succeeding Sir James Douglas.

Kingsway at Dumfries Street, near King Edward Avenue

Kingsway (Vancouver)

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Major thoroughfare that crosses through the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, British Columbia.

Major thoroughfare that crosses through the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, British Columbia.

Kingsway at Dumfries Street, near King Edward Avenue
SkyTrain tracks crossing over Kingsway east of Boundary Road
Chinese and Vietnamese eateries along Kingsway in East Vancouver

When the wagon road was built over it by the Royal Engineers between Vancouver's historic Gastown waterfront and the former capital of the Colony of British Columbia at New Westminster, as recommended by Colonel Richard Moody to facilitate troops movement between the two points.

Edward McGowan

McGowan's War

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Bloodless war that took place in Yale, British Columbia in the fall of 1858.

Bloodless war that took place in Yale, British Columbia in the fall of 1858.

Edward McGowan

The story, as relayed to Victoria by Vigilance Committee messengers, was that Ned McGowan had launched an attempt to overthrow the British authority in the new colony and declare the gold fields to be part of the United States.

Port Moody

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City in British Columbia, Canada, and a member municipality of the Metro Vancouver Regional District.

City in British Columbia, Canada, and a member municipality of the Metro Vancouver Regional District.

Inlet Centre SkyTrain station
Rocky Point Park
Port Moody welcome sign

It is named for Richard Clement Moody, the first lieutenant governor of the Colony of British Columbia.

Finlay River

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402 km long river in north-central British Columbia flowing north and thence south from Thutade Lake in the Omineca Mountains to Williston Lake, the impounded waters of the Peace River formed by the completion of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam in 1968.

402 km long river in north-central British Columbia flowing north and thence south from Thutade Lake in the Omineca Mountains to Williston Lake, the impounded waters of the Peace River formed by the completion of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam in 1968.

Map of the Stikine Territory. The line of the Finlay River is the southeast boundary of the territory, which was absorbed into the Colony of British Columbia in 1863.

The river was the eastern half of the northern boundary of the Colony of British Columbia at the time of its creation in 1858, north of which was the North-Western Territory; the western half of the boundary was the Nass River and from 1862 to 1863 it was briefly the southern boundary of the Stickeen Territories (Stikine Territory) which had been formed from the North-Western Territory in response to the Peace and Stikine Gold Rushes and which was amalgamated with the Colony of British Columbia in the following year.

Mainland

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Defined as "relating to or forming the main part of a country or continent, not including the islands around it [regardless of status under territorial jurisdiction by an entity]."

Defined as "relating to or forming the main part of a country or continent, not including the islands around it [regardless of status under territorial jurisdiction by an entity]."

the Mainland Colony was the mainland part of British Columbia, prior to its merger with Vancouver Island; today, the term "Lower Mainland" refers the southernmost part of the coast of British Columbia

Arthur Reid Lempriere

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Major-General Arthur Reid Lempriere (Ewell, Surrey, England, 22 August 1835 – 10 April 1927) was a British Army officer of the Royal Engineers, including of the Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment that founded British Columbia as the Colony of British Columbia (1858–1866).

Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie

Matthew Baillie Begbie

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British lawyer, politician, and judge.

British lawyer, politician, and judge.

Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie
Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie
Mt. Begbie (left)
Tombstone at Ross Bay Cemetery
Epitaph
Historical Marker at Bastion Square
Statue formerly displayed at the Law Society of British Columbia Building, Hornby Street, Vancouver BC, by Ralph Sketch.
Sir Matthew Begbie Elementary School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

In 1858, Begbie became the first Chief Justice of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in colonial times and in the first decades after British Columbia joined Confederation as a province of Canada.

Henry Pering Pellew Crease

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Crease on the lawn of Pentrelew, his home in Victoria

Sir Henry Pering Pellew Crease (20 August 1823 – 27 November 1905) was a British-Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, influential in the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia.