Yesterday, October 27th, the PCHC-MoM Society led a guided tour of the Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC exhibition at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. The fascinating exhibit included wonderful interactive displays and artefacts relating to the Chinese worker and migrant experience in the gold rush. Thanks to Tzu-I Chung for being our host! Members on the tour completed the day with a dinner in historic Chinatown, at the oldest Chinese restaurant in the neighbourhood!
Thanks to everyone who came out on the tour. It was a wonderful day full of stories, great views, history, food, and community!
For information about the RBC exhibit, please see here.
For our photo gallery, please see below!
On the ferry to Victoria!
Views from the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria
Passing islands such as Galliano
Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria
Views from the ferry to Victoria
The PCHC group enjoying lunch aboard the ferry to Victoria
Arriving at the Royal British Columbia Museum
The Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria
David Lin with PCHC President Winnie Cheung and Eric Lau
Chi-ho Yeung, Winnie Cheung, Jim Wong-Chu, Monica Yeung, and Alick Yeung in the RBC Museum lobby
Chiho Yeung, Benny Ip, Winnie Cheung, and Loretta Ip at the RBC Museum
Alick Yeung, Benny Ip, Chiho Yeung, Tineke Hellwig, Winnie Cheung, and Loretta Ip in the RBC Museum
View of Parliament from the RBC Museum
Group photo at the Gold Rush! exhibit (minus photographers Eleanor Munk and Alick Yeung!)
Gold rush! El Dorado in British Columbia
400 ounce gold
Chinese miner Ah Bau at Gold Rush Exhibit
Bill Reid gold
Group files through the RBC Museum
Tzu-I Chung guiding us through the gold rush exhibit
International perspectives on the gold rush
Gold Mountain Dream for Chinese and other international migrants
“In-between places” in the Pacific
Group at RBC Museum
Migrant movement paths during gold rushes
Gold rush artefacts used by Chinese workers
Turnagain nugget, largest surviving gold nugget in BC
First documented arrival of Chinese for gold rush
First Nations gold rush perspectives; Peace Piano
Mud-treated silk garment worn by Chinese near the Pearl River Delta
Entertainment artefacts — used in gold rush era
Learning about methods of weighing gold at the RBC Museum
Gold Rush Film
Modern uses of gold including Vancouver 2010 Olympic medals and Grammy Awards