Donald Fraser (1892 – 1933)

Donald Fraser (1892 – 1933)      Murdered       Place of Death: Christchurch * Murdered manager of The Riccarton Racecourse Hotel Buried at the St Peter’s Anglican Cemetery, Church Corner, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch. The story of The Riccarton Racecourse Hotel: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/murder-at-riccarton-hotel/ Photo taken by Annette Bulovic

Murder at Riccarton Hotel

Through his own drunken haze, 41 year old Donald Fraser felt rather at unease that night, or so he mentioned in passing.  He staggered through the bar of the Riccarton Hotel (built 1883), which was operating beyond the law as alcohol was not to be sold after 6pm but yet again, it was almost 11pm …