Murder at Longacre

Chow Yat died on the roadside near the market garden he managed on the outskirts of Whanganui having been shot four times in the head. Do we know now what the Police didn’t in 1922.

Links to more information 

Joan Rosier-Jones’ book The Murder of Chow Yat, is available here

And here’s an article from the Wanganui Chronicle on that book 

Rachel Stewart wrote a column on the incident in 2015. It was one of three which won her opinion writer of the year at the Canon Media Awards

Joan Rosier-Jones’ Wikipedia page 


1: Author Joan Rosier-Jones

2. Papers Past – Long Acre Tragedy: No trace of the murderer

3. Papers Past – The Long Acre Murder: Funeral of the victim

4. Papers Past – The murder charge: Toldy again remanded

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