Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Christians and Heathens.

The first Chinese funeral held in Masterton took place on Sunday, when Ah Quong, who died suddenly in Dr Beard's surgery on Thursday, was buried. The cemetery was crowded with onlookers. After the service the Chinese proceeded to distribute some confectionery amongst the onlookers, when a most unseemly proceeding • occurred. A section of the crowd rushed a Chinaman and took from him a tin of lollies, for which a general scramble round the grave took place. The Chinamen hurridly left the " civilised " Europeans to their sport. The conduct was disgraceful, and the majority of the people quitted the ground with feelings of thorough disgust.—N.Z. Times. Manawatu Herald , 29 March 1898, Page 3

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