Four Afghans were seated at their evening meal in the small outpost of Bicton Valley, Western Australia, in November 1903, when a fellow-Afghan, Mohammed Mianoor, rode up to them on horseback.
Have you seen my camels? he asked slowly.
The men shook their heads. That didnt satisfy Mianoor, who thought they knew a good deal about the whereabouts of his camels. Calmly he pulled out a revolver, shot dead one of the men, Mohammed Goolam, wounded two of the others, and galloped off.
He was caught next day and four months later sentenced to death for the murder at Kalgoorlie High Court. He was hanged at Fremantle Prison on Wednesday, May 4th, 1904.