New on Gwulo: 2018, week 10
A summary of the last week's new and updated:
Looking for information about:
- Frederick William PERRY [????- ], a British civil servant who is the father of local actor Anthony Wong Chau-sang (黃秋生)
- Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Murphy, known to have been resident in HK in 1929.
- Adam Morrison HOLLAND [1886-1945], one of the people who died in the American bombing of a bungalow in Stanley Camp.
- Can you identify any of the people in this 1948 photo of a retirement dinner for a staff-member of Holt's Wharf:
- A breakthrough on the previous request for information about the Tucker family.
- Naturalisation Certificates for Aaron Landau and Joseph Savitsky.
- Discussion about a building that stood at the edge of the old Kai Tak site, and may have been built by the Japanese in WW2 as their control tower.
- Klaus traces the development of the Ap Lei Chau power station through its 1, 2, 3, then 4 chimneys.
- What was this curious pillbox-like structure near Deep Water Bay?
- Photo showing where many houses were destroyed by bombing in Kowloon during WW2.
- List of streets that were renamed in 1908.
- Wartime army shelters below Shek O Road.
- Rutton Building [????-????]
- Lok Ma Chau Police Station
- White Cottage / White House, Tai Po [1906- ]
- Does anyone recognise this arch, believed to have been near Fanling:
- Looking for the cave on Lamma in which Vietnamese refugees sheltered in after the 1979 Skyluck freighter sinking
- New features on Gwulo.com: Author Profiles and Author Summaries are now available.
- Bob shows some of the old bottles he's found on the Hong Kong hillsides.
- Memories of a happy day on 1950s Cheung Chau....
- Some mail that was posted in December 1941, wasn't delivered until 1945!
- An explanation of the strange Topee-style hat shown here recently.
- More about the discovery of the Plague bacillus in Hong Kong
- Kai Tak-Air Traffic Controller's anecdote: Perils of Runway 13's road crossing
- How to get copies of Hong Kong wills and probate?
- Remembering leaving Hong Kong for the first time in 1964.
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