For amateur historians and trivia collectors everywhere

Location: Masterton, New Zealand

I survived school history despite the best efforts of the education system to bore me to death. Many years later, I discovered Treaties, dates, the movement of nations, are mere context. The fascination is in the details.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

This day in 1905, a rabid anti-Asian campaigner called Lionel Terry walked down Haining Street in Wellington, picked out a Chinese man seemingly at random and shot him dead. When tried for the murder of Joe Kum Yung, Terry defended his action as a service to the public.


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