New on Gwulo: 2018, week 36 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

New on Gwulo: 2018, week 36

A summary of what's new and updated on Gwulo:


 

Maps

  • The Survey & Mapping Office (SMO) have put their collection of historic maps and aerial photos online for all to access. They're a great resource for researching old Hong Kong, so thanks to the SMO for making them available and fingers crossed other government departments follow their lead. Thanks to contributors Tymon for letting us know, and to Herostratus who has written a tutorial to help you get started.
  • Next month, map enthusiasts from around the world will be in Hong Kong for the International Map Collectors Society Symposium 2018, which will be held at the Maritime Museum. They have a programme of speakers giving talks on the subject. 
  • The Symposium is co-hosted by HKUST. I didn't realise they had resources about local history, but their Special Collections website has some very interesting old photos, as well as old maps, viewable online in high resolution.

 

People

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Photos

HK Island Pillbox Map
HK Island Pillbox Map , by Herostratus

 

1966 Taikooshing
1966 Taikooshing, by eternal1966e

 

1930s China Circus - Wanchai Reclamation Grounds
1930s China Circus - Wanchai Reclamation Grounds, by eternal1966e

 

The Peak 02
The Peak 02, by Herostratus

 

1930s North Point Beach
1930s North Point Beach, by Eternal1966

 

North Point view
North Point view, by Eternal1966

 

1925 Praya East
1925 Praya East, by eternal1966e

 

1955 Castle Peak Hotel
1955 Castle Peak Hotel, by eternal1966e

 

1925 Carnarvon Road
1925 Carnarvon Road, by Eternal1966

 

Seamen's hospital & Chief Justice's House from East Point
Seamen's hospital & Chief Justice's House from East Point, by Herostratus

 

Central Looking South West over Cricket Ground
Central Looking South West over Cricket Ground, by Herostratus

 

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