Metal Detecting ‘Malaytown’ 1888: Garrett AT Pro International.

In Part 1 of a 3-part series, we visit the scant remnants of ‘Malaytown’, which existed up until the late 1880s. In June 1888, following 3 brutal murders, this was the scene of violent anti-Asian race riots where all Asian immigrants were driven from the area and ‘Malaytown’ was burnt to the ground and completely destroyed. The local constabulary held around 80 immigrants, mostly Malays and Chinese, on a prison hulk for their own safety while the riots continued for 3-4 days. We make some interesting initial finds on the site, with more to come in Parts 2 and 3. Apologies for the wind noise on the audio – we need to upgrade our recording equipment! Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen.


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