Alfred Waddington

Alfred Penderell Waddington ( born October 2, 1801 in Brompton, † February 26, 1872 in Ottawa ) was a British politician, author, and businessman. He was active in the colony of Vancouver Iceland, part of the Province of British Columbia was later.

Early years

Waddington first attended schools in England, later a school in Paris and studied at the University of Göttingen thereafter. In 1850 he went to California and became a member of a partnership of wholesalers. In 1858 he came to Victoria on Vancouver Iceland. Although the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush had just reached its peak, Waddington was not interested to look for gold. Instead, he wanted to revive the settlement in the colony and wrote Fraser Mines Vindicated, the first book ever, which was published in the colony of Vancouver Iceland, but did not come from the government. 1860 Waddington was elected with a program for religious equality and women's rights in the House of Representatives, but in 1861 he left again. The following year, he helped to draft the Charter of the City of Victoria, but it refused to become their first mayor.

Waddington line

1862 in Waddington sat in the press and his political allies for a railway line from Bute - fjord to Fort Alexandria, where they pass into the Cariboo Road and lead to the gold fields of Barkerville would (see Cariboo Gold Rush ). He received acclaim for the early construction in 1863. During spring 1864, when the Chilcotin from plans to build a road through the territory of the Homathko Rivers, learned they feared violations of the right to their territory and the increased threat of smallpox. Eight Chilcotin under the leadership of Klatsassin therefore attacked by a Waddington's labor camps and killed fourteen workers. The line was never completed because of the war. Although she was pulled later as one of the possible routes for the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway into consideration, however, the railway started off Burrard Inlet.


In 1865, Waddington School Board Vancouver Iceland. As Iceland Vancouver 1866 British Columbia to the United Colonies of Vancouver Iceland and British Columbia merged, this office but had no more meaning. In 1867 resigned Waddington and the remaining school board decided to close all schools on Vancouver Iceland. 1868 joined the entire school board in protest against the attitude of the new government towards public schools.

In the meantime, Waddington had not forgotten the Bute Fjord and sat down for a transcontinental railroad route along the old route. He fought in Ottawa for his plans, as he died of smallpox.

After Waddington named places