Robert Dunsmuir

Robert Dunsmuir (HM1DTD)

Location: Victoria, BC V8S 3L3 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.368', W 123° 20.622'

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(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.

Fils d'une famille de ma?tres charbonniers en Ayrshire, Robert Dunsmuir reste c?l?bre ? titre de grand entrepreneur canadien. Apr avoir mis en valeur la mine Wellington, pr de Nanaimo, il devint l'un des hommes les plus riches du pays mais demeura fort controvers? ? cause des conditions de travail inflig?es ? ses employ. Son empire commercial s'?tendit des chemins de fer au transport maritime, de l'exploitation foresti?re ? la sid?rurgie. ?lu d?put? provincial de Nanaimo en 1882, il fut nomm? prident du Conseil ex?cutif en 1886. Il mourut avant l'ach?vement de Craigdarroch, son imposant manoir.
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HM NumberHM1DTD
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 12:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 474571 N 5363351
Decimal Degrees48.42280000, -123.34370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.368', W 123° 20.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 22.08" N, 123° 20' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1076 Joan Crescent, Victoria BC V8S 3L3, CA
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