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Komagata Maru

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Komagata Maru -Komagata Maru left Hong Kong in
April, 1914.
-On the way, the ship stopped in
Shanghai, China and Yokohama, Japan.
-Arrived in Vancouver May 23rd, 1914
(CanadianSikhHeritage, 2007)
-Originally came to test "Canada's
colour bar"
(CanadianEncyclopedia, 2012) -The freighter carried 376 people
-340 Sikhs
-24 Muslims
-12 Hindus
-A law that was passed; Indian immigrants needed 200$ with them to be aloud into Canada (The law of 1910, made by Frank Oliver) (HistoryOfVancouver)
-Very hard; usually they were only paid 0.10$ an hour. (CanadianSikhHeritage, 2007) News Paper Headers - "Boat Loads Of Hindus On Way To Vancouver"
- "Hindu Invasion of Canada"
- "Hindus Would Never Be Allowed In Canada" (CanadianSikhHeritage, 2007) Canada Artistic Representation -After the ship had entered Canada, the British Colombia provincial government fought with the passengers of the ship for 2 months.
-At the end of the legal battle, only 24 passengers from the ship were allowed into Canada.
-On the 23rd of July, the Komagata Maru was forced to leave Vancouver and return to China. "Komagata Maru." History Of Vancouver. N.p. N.d. Web. January 12, 2013. <http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/archives_komagatamaru.htm>

"Komagata Maru." Canadian Sikh Heritage. N.p. July 2007. Web. January 13, 2013. <http://www.canadiansikhheritage.ca/pa/node/10>

"Komagata Maru." The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Canadian Encyclopedia Copyright 2012. Web. January 13, 2013. <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/komagata-maru>

"Komagata Maru." SihkiWiki. N.p. N.d. Web. January 13, 2012. <http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Komagata_Maru>

"The Komagata Maru Incident." Mysteries Of Canada. Copyright 1998-2012. Web. January 13, 2012. <http://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/BC/komagata_maru_incident.htm>

"Komagata Maru monument provokes no apology in Parliament by federal government." Straight. N.p. N.d. Web. January 13, 2012. <Komagata Maru monument provokes no apology in Parliament by federal government> Work Cited Recently
- The Canadian Government had never apologized until 2008, when Steven Harper apologized in Surrey's Bear Creek Park during a community event.
-People wanted Harper to apologize (straight.com, 2012)
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