On this day …….. 14th of December 1926
A meat chopper, knives, a tomahawk, lead piping, and sticks were used as weapons in a fight between two Chinese in Fitzroy, on September 23. The fight ended fatally for one of the Chinese. As a result, Chung Wah Lee, aged 36, stood on trial on this day on a charge of murder. Accused, in his defence, said he had been attacked with a ‘chopper, tomahawk and knife. life ‘was unarmed and his hands were badly cut in defending himself. The other Chinese dropped a knife, and he picked it up to defend himself. After an hour’s retirement, the Jury returned a verdict’ of “Not Guilty,” and the accused was discharged.