Metal Detecting ‘Malaytown’ 1888 (Part 3) + Bottle Dig: Garrett AT Pro.


In Part 3 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. On this outing we unearth some interesting relics and coins and return to the nearby bottle dump to see what lies hidden. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen.

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Metal Detecting ‘Malaytown’ 1888 (Part 2): Garrett AT Pro.


In Part 2 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. On this outing we unearth some interesting relics and coins, in addition to a pristine pre-Federation Queensland Colonial Forces Mounted Infantry tunic button. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen.

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