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Vancouver Island

Who was the new Chief Factor? James Douglas
What was Douglas asked to do in 1843? Set up a new fort on Vancouver Island.
What fort was established? Fort Victoria
Who was the new Fort named after? The Queen.
Where was the border established in 1846? On the 49th parallel.
What happened to Vancouver Island? It became a Crown Colony in 1848.
Who resigned after 6 months? Richard Blanshard
What was Douglas named after Blanshard? 2nd Governor.
How much was land sold for? 1 pound per acre (minimum of 20 acres).
What were most settlers? HBC employees.
What was found near Nanaimo? Coal
Who arrived in Nanaimo? Miners
Where was a naval base created? Esquimalt
What was opened in 1856? A Legislative Assembly (7 members).
Who could vote? Those with land.
How many could vote? 40 out of 450.
How many natives lived on the island? 30,000
What did Douglas do for the natives? Make treaties to keep their hunting and fishing rights.
What did Douglas think? That the natives had title to the land.
What were the treaties seen as? Leases
Created by: dreycraf