New on Gwulo: 2019, week 01

Submitted by David on Mon, 12/31/2018 - 16:27

I've just learned that, according to the ISO standard, the first week of the year is the week that has the year's first Thursday. So despite the title above, it's still the 31st of December, and I'm writing our last roundup of what's new for 2018. 

I hope you've enjoyed reading all the contributions to Gwulo over the last year, and wish you all the best for the new year ahead,




(If you're researching family history in Hong Kong, some excellent news is that cards in the Carl Smith Collection can now be viewed online. Thanks to Patricia for letting us know.)


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Gwulo book news

Volume 1 is on Asian Review of Books' list of their favourite books for 2018.

Extracts from Volume 2 are published on the SCMP website.

Readers in the USA can now buy Volume 2 on Amazon, and here in Hong Kong it is now on the shelves at Commercial Press.










Harbour at night b.
Harbour at night b., by Bruce Deadman


1956 BOAC Constellation
1956 BOAC Constellation, by Moddsey


1962 Wanchai waterfront, by eternal1966e


Bank of China.
Bank of China., by Bruce Deadman


Aberdeen c.
Aberdeen c., by Bruce Deadman


Flight out.
Flight out., by Bruce Deadman


1905 No. 2 (Wanchai)  Police Station
1905 No. 2 (Wanchai) Police Station, by Moddsey


19 - British Consulate car
19 - British Consulate car, by scottp


HK from harbour
HK from harbour, by john.brewer


1949 Sha Tau Kok Police Post
1949 Sha Tau Kok Police Post, by Moddsey


Peak Tram lower terminus
Peak Tram lower terminus, by Peter Cunningham


1950s Happy Valley Racecourse and Broadwood Road, by eternal1966e


Hong Kong Mt Cameron Japanese War Memorial
Hong Kong Mt Cameron Japanese War Memorial, by Jack Cubitt


Morse Kata Kana.jpg
Morse Kata Kana.jpg, by Jack Cubitt


Wang Fung Terrace 1946.
Wang Fung Terrace 1946., by Jack Cubitt


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