Born in Canton, Joe Kum Yung had arrived in New Zealand in around 1880, after spending about four years in Victoria, Australia. A mining accident left him with a broken leg, and he was him unable to continue to work. Whilst recovering in Grey Hospital, the local Chinese community there raised sufficient funds for him to return to China, however he decided to travel to Wellington instead where he was living on the streets. Lionel Terry shot him in the back of the head at 7:45 pm with a revolver, and Joe Kum Yung died around 10:00 pm that night.
Much of the story of Joe Kum Young's death focuses on Lionel Terry, and very little is known about Joe Kum Young. Lionel Terry had strong Anti-Asian immigration views, despite only recently arriving in New Zealand. Varying accounts tate he had arrived between two and four years earlier.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Archives New Zealand. (2016). Murder of Joe Kum Yung by Lionel Terry [Photo]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivesnz/28911946613/
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 'Race killing in Wellington's Haining St', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/race-killing-lionel-terry-murders-joe-kum-yung-in-haining-st-wellington, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 19-Jan-2017
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Murder aimed to spread ‘yellow peril’ message. (n.d.). Retrieved 10 July 2017, from http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/64512110/murder-aimed-to-spread-yellow-peril-message
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Wairarapa Daily Times. (1905, September 26). Wairarapa Daily Times, p. 6. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WDT19050926.2.30
- ↑ Clio Francis. (2011, May 23). A flame flickering to extinction. Retrieved 23 September 2018, from https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/5034763/A-flame-flickering-to-extinction
- ↑ WellUrban: R.I.P. Joe Kum Yung. (2005, September 25). Retrieved 9 January 2018, from http://wellurban.blogspot.co.nz/2005/09/rip-joe-kum-yung.html
- ↑ Charles Archibald Lawrence Treadwell. (2016). Famous New Zealand Trials — The Trial of Lionel Terry | NZETC. Retrieved 9 January 2018, from http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Gov08_04Rail-t1-body-d11.html
- ↑ Archives New Zealand. (2013, September 2). Lionel Terry kills Joe Kum Young, Haining Street, 1905 | New Zealand Times, September 26, 1905. Retrieved 9 January 2018, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivesnz/9779039374/in/photolist-4kjVNC-5Zu3s7-GRrU8q-dKxFCD-fU98H9-Zgxkce-5Zq6jr-dPVBsR-mmTEeM-RhHPJs-9sfgXQ-dSSLUP-9ethnv-QFoqEn-9m5tyC-4FTNfS-i7g72H-9iwpGV-r4P8tF-hmCErA-9jt8DM-a14tFb-7CPsiZ-z43ZVQ-dLHAiX-2gYed-9ethwB-i7i73S-dSiieT-b7LU8H-i7i6HG-XbYYcR-9jtbGa-4BnzXV-exNe9k-7Yckkq-8NHjEb-9m2nQe-9m5eTd-8fTTyr-9csffE-jD3f6D-9m5uHy-7JVRyH-8fVwHb-pXmDmX-GCiVFw-7MPoCm-YmoH1r-qMZMA2
- ↑ Radio New Zealand. (2015, January 30). How to be dead - Writer Chris Tse | Voices | RNZ. Retrieved 10 July 2017, from http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/voices/audio/20165499/how-to-be-dead-writer-chris-tse
- ↑ David Fung. (2005, September 19). Murder in Haining Street | Scoop News. Retrieved 23 September 2018, from http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00227.htm
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