Chinese protectorate founder may have helped Bendigo avoid race riot

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
March 25 2022 - 5:00pm
WORST CASE SCENARIO: This 1870 picture of goldfields race riot targeting Chinese workers in Queensland shows what Bendigo authorities wanted to avoid. Picture: COURTESY OF THE QUEENSLAND POLICE MUSEUM

A BENDIGO leader may have quietly helped head off a race riot on the streets of Bendigo, 168 years ago.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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