Chase River / Extension / Gallows Point

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Nanaimo, BC (Nearby: Chase River, Cinnabar Valley, South Wellington, Extension, Harmac)

  • Chase River
  • Extension
  • Gallows Point

50 Tenth St
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9R 6L6

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • In November 1852 Peter Brown, a young Orkneyman employed as a shepherd in the Saanich area, was murdered by two Indians. One of them, a Cowichan, was soon captured.
  • The other, belonging to the Nanaimo band, was pursued up this stream by nine of the HBC'S French-Canadian scouts, aided by sixteen sailors from the Royal Navy.
  • After a desperate chase, the Nanaimo tried to shoot it out on the banks of the river. However, his powder was wet, and he was soon captured.
  • With his accomplice he was hanged on Gallows Point near Nanaimo, his chase and death adding two more items to our list of British Columbia place names.
  • Extension - Having widely advertised the excellence of its Wellington coal, the Wellington Collieries Co., when it opened a mine here, thirteen miles from Wellington, called the place Wellington Extension.
  • The name was abbreviated when a post office was established. Earlier the locality was known as Southfield because of its position relative to Nanaimo.
  • Gallows Point - Two Indian murderers were hanged here in 1853.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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