24 September

Race killing in Wellington's Haining St

1905 Race killing in Wellington's Haining St

The murder of Joe Kum Yung in Wellington’s Haining St highlighted the hatred some felt towards New Zealand’s small Chinese community. His killer, Lionel Terry, committed the brutal act to promote his crusade to rid New Zealand of the so-called ‘yellow peril’. Read more...
Bere Ferrers rail accident

1917 Bere Ferrers rail accident

Ten New Zealand soldiers were killed when they were hit by a train at Bere Ferrers in southern England. The accident occurred as troops from the 28th Reinforcements for the NZ Expeditionary Force were being transported from Plymouth to Sling Camp on Salisbury Plain. Read more...