2022: Welcome to the new Gwulo website
Here you'll find over 47,000 pages about old Hong Kong to explore, including over 30,000 photos. The content is added by a friendly community of people who enjoy sharing what we know about Hong Kong's history, and you are very welcome to join us.
The upgraded version of Gwulo.com went live in August 2022. Though it is mostly complete, there are still some areas that need more work. Please visit the 2022 Gwulo upgrade forum for details of the latest work on the site, and how to report any problems you notice.
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:
Seventy-one years ago, our wartime diarists knew the end of the war was in sight. Would they live to see it?
The good news
Food and hunger are common themes in Hong Kong's wartime diaries. Barbara Anslow wrote this piece in 1944/45, describing the daily food queues in Stanley Camp: