New on Gwulo: 2019, week 11
A look at what's been added / updated at Gwulo.com. Please click on the photos or the blue links for more information - and please leave a comment if you can add any new details.
UK readers, please join me in London on 30th March
I'll present Gwulo talk #4, and all are welcome to attend. Please click here for details and how to book.
- Memories of Hong Kong's Police Launches
- The KCR in 1945: Did the Japanese keep running trains right up til their surrender, and when did the first trains run after liberation?
- Two new Jurors Lists have been transcribed by volunteers and posted online, 1881 and 1929. If you can spare 30 minutes, please join in and help to type a page of the 1930 list.
- The handover of the military areas around today's Queensway, and the construction of Harcourt Road
- New resources:
- Hong Kong Chinese transported to Australia as convicts
- Pun Lun photographic studio [1864-c.1907]
- New books:
- The Hong Kong Letters by Gill Shaddick. A memoir of two years in Hong Kong in the 1960s.
- Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong, 1942-1945 by Steven Bailey. A detailed but very readable account of the air raids over Hong Kong in WW2 and the American airmen that flew them.
- Molly is looking for photos or memories of 106-108 Austin Road in the 1940s & 50s - she grew up there
- Remembering RAF Mount Davis in the 1950s
- Building the old Bank of China Building
- Hildesheim Mission for the Blind - Pok Fu Lam Road Location [????-????]
- Ah King Slipway (3rd location) [1955-2002]
- The changing names of Statue Square
- HKEC housing at Causeway Hill
- Cafe de Paris, Kam Tin
- Tai Koo Sugar staff housing [c.1924-????]
- Maryknoll [1935- ] - soon to be demolished?
Looking for information about:
- Can anyone identify the man standing on the right or the man sitting? Or his uniform?
- HK Cadets
- HK Police
- Cedric Salter
- Alexander Bruce ALLAN [1885-1950] - dockyard police and POW
- Beatrice CHURCH (née MILLS, aka Betty / Boadicea) [1906-1979]
- Stanley Camp internees:
- John William DEAKIN [c.1885-1955] - custodian at Government House
- Ethel Winifred Kate MARGRETT (née THOMPSON, aka Wyn / Winnie) [1899-1991]
- George Artis PENTREATH [1884-1974]
- Alfred Charles Septimus PIKE [1883-1942]
- Sarah Ann PIKE / PEARNE (née STAINFIELD) [1878-1964]
- Jack Fraser ROBINSON [1901-1962]
- Jean Frances Marion ROBINSON [c.1912-????]
- Ronald Ruskin TODD [1902-1980]
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