Mayer, Christian
Mayer was a German Immigrant who owned 100 acres of land near Miner’s Bay on Mayne Island. In 1863, he made an agreement with his friend Frederick Marks to work the farm together. While moving to Mayne Island, Marks and his eldest daughter were murdered. Mayer went searching for them and reported them missing to British authorities in Victoria. On April 13 he provided this statement of the events to A.F. Pemberton.1
  • 1. Arnett, Chris. 1999. The Terror of the Coast: Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863. Burnaby, B.C.: Talonbooks, 112-113.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Mayer, Christian. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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