New on Gwulo: 2019, week 41
A look at what's new on 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.
- Thanks to BM, Grace, kathrynsa, tkjho, and wingcli2015, who've all helped type up the 1931 Jurors List. As usual, the vast majority of the jurors worked as assistants or clerks, but there are some more eye-catching job titles too.
- The 'Air Pilot' must have been one of Hong Kong's first professional pilots.
- Did the 'Assistant Official Measurer' spending his day measuring officials?
- There are also several people listed with the job title of 'Per Pro.' We're more used to writing it as 'pp.', when we sign on behalf of someone else. I guess those 'Per Pro.' entries on the 1932 list had been signed off by another person, and the text was typed into the final document by mistake!
- We've started typing up the 1932 Jurors List. If you can spare 30 minutes, please join in and help by typing up a page.
- Book updates:
- Volume 1 will soon be sold out, so it's time to re-print it again.
- Ross has started sending me his edits of Volume 3. It's always humbling to find out just how many mistakes I make in my writing!
- I've listed newspaper mentions of where dragon boat races were held up til WW2. It was part of the research for a photo in Volume 3, looking at how the races moved out from the fishing villages to a broader audience.
- More Royal Navy vessels: HMS Princess Charlotte, HMS L4
- Les Bird has posted several photos of Vietnamese refugees arriving in Hong Kong, to illustrate his recent talk on RTHK's Hong Kong Heritage.
- Nam Chung Cheng Uk, New Territories [????- ]
- Hong Kong Tramways' Welfare Centre [1951-c.1970]
- There was a white obelisk on the hillside at North Point, now identified as one of the markers outlining the Prohibited Anchorage.
- Field Cottage, Kai Tak [????-1936]
- The building on the south side of Des Voeux Rd Central between the two Li Yuen streets, today's 34-46 DVRC.
- Does anyone recognise where this was taken? It may be outside Hong Kong:
- Ernest James AINSLIE [????-1941], worked at Lane, Crawford
- Stanley Camp internees
- European residents of Cheung Chau in 1930.
- Denis BRAY
William Pryor Floyd's last album of Hong Kong photos has some great views taken after the 1874 typhoon, including this one showing the short-lived prison on Stonecutters' Island:
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