Different views of Hong Kong in the 1960s, starting with:
1960s Hong Kong in words
Andrew Craig-Bennett's excellent series about Hong Kong's history includes:
- Hong Kong in the late Fifties and early Sixties
The 1960s were probably the defining decade in the formation of the Hong Kong identity as it is today. Read more...
- A note on "Fragrant grease"
Hong Kong in the Fifties and Sixties, especially the Sixties, was a nest of corruption, springing from the population explosion. There was unmet demand for just about everything, and allocation of resources was an obvious field for corruption. Low Government salaries certainly contributed so far as local officials were concerned, but the Englishmen in the Government service had no such excuse. In fairness to them, though, they were often very fine people in other respects - senior and junior policemen and firemen were often brave, efficient and corrupt at the same time. Read more ...
- More Sixties Stuff
Expanding public education, riots, "R&R", the Confrontation Tie, and Mainland China's views of British Hong Kong during this time. Read more ...
1960s Hong Kong in photos
I've chosen a few favourites to begin with (you can click on any photo to see a larger copy):
Or arrive by sea: P&O's SS Chusan, shown berthed at Kowloon Wharf
View over the Railway Terminus & Clock Tower towards Central
Central banks decorated for Princess Alexandra's visit in 1961
Fisher-folk children at Sha Tau Kok
Jam-packed Staunton's Creek, Aberdeen
Taxi & bus on Des Voeux Road Central
Nathan Road, showing Gingles Restaurant
"Specialising in European and Russian food"
Shirley Bassey at City Hall
For more photos from the 1960s, see <Read more ...>