About the tragedy
Komagata Maru: tragedy overview
The Komagata Maru lesson plans project was initiated in 2023, by the City of Abbotsford as part of their commitment to
public education about the role of Abbotsford in 1914 about the fate of the Komagata Maru.
The lesson plans available on this page were created in 2011 by members of Simon Fraser University’s
Komagata Maru Project Management team and members of the Critical Thinking Consortium (TC2).
These web pages tell the story of the citizens of Abbotsford who actively campaigned and supported the bid of 346 Komagata Maru passengers to legally reside in Canada.
As members of the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, we respectfully acknowledge that our institution is located on the ancestral lands of the Halq’eméylem-speaking Stó:lō Peoples (People of the River), who have occupied this land since time immemorial.