(1825-1889)Born into a family of Ayrshire coalmasters, Robert Dunsmuir achieved renown as a leading Canadian businessman. He developed the Wellington Mine near Nanaimo, which soon made him one of the richest men in Canada and, through his labour practices, one of the most controversial. Dunsmuir's commercial empire expanded to include railways, shipping, lumbering and iron works. Dunsmuir was elected to the British Columbia legislature for Nanaimo in 1882, and named president of the Executive Council in 1886. He died before the completion of his imposing mansion, Craigdarroch Castle.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 12:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 474571 N 5363351|
|Decimal Degrees||48.42280000, -123.34370000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 25.368', W 123° 20.622'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 25' 22.08" N, 123° 20' 37.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1000-1076 Joan Crescent, Victoria BC V8S 3L3, CA|
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