Jong Ah Sing fought off attackers only to be locked in an asylum

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
December 17 2021 - 6:30pm
FIGHT FOR FREEDOM: Jong Ah Sing was a Chinese miner locked up in an asylum after a fight he did not start. He turned to writing as a way to escape. Picture: MATT KIMPTON.

A MAN was locked in an asylum after fighting off attackers with a tomahawk and knife near Dunolly, more than 150 years ago.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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