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The 20th of May History Calendar

Massacre on the Young Dick

On this day 131 years ago in 1886, the scuppers were running with blood on the Stather built schooner . The ship was the scene of a horrific massacre when the ship was attacked by natives at Sinalangu Harbour in the Solomon Islands. From the ship, three crewmen, the Government Agent and one recruit were killed by natives armed with tomahawks. 13 Kwaio warriors were shot dead, and more wounded, by the two surviving crewmen on board at the time of the attack. A 14th native was killed by his own. Read the full story of the Young Dick .

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