In one of Martyn Gregory's old photo albums a couple of photos show the destruction of this powerful typhoon, and a folded, yellowed slip of newspaper describes the event. All are reproduced here with Martyn's kind permission.
The first photo shows several sunken ships and the ruined piers and sea-wall between Central and Sheung Wan. The large building on the right in the distance is the City Hall.
North-China Daily News
[ISSUED TO SUBSCRIBERS.]
TUESDAY, 29th SEPTEMBER, 1874.
TERRIFIC TYPHOON AT HONGKONG.
IMMENSE LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.
(Abridged from “Daily Press.")
It is our painful duty to record one of the most appalling disasters that has ever happened in this Colony. A typhoon of unprecedented violence raged in this neighbourhood on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning last.
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