According to this despatch by Douglas, from 1861, Melodey and three other natives of Ireland came to this Colony in the year 1858 to, ultimatelty, make a very handsome income by mining “Poor Man's Ditch” and Van Winkle Flat.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Melodey. 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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