New on Gwulo: 2020, week 28

Submitted by David on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 15:00

I've listed some of the recent highlights below, but you can visit the What's New page at any time to see the latest additions to the site.

 

General

  • Stephen tells us more about the history of the 1960 chart of the harbour we saw in last week's newsletter, and also how those wooden structures became known as dolphins.
  • @Chinarail has posted Shipbuilding in Hong Kong – Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, to provide some more pictorial information about the company’s early origins in Whampoa (Huangpu黃埔), and also photographs with brief information about some of the ships built by the company in the early 20th Century during the inter-war period.
  • Alexandra shares a chapter from her father’s “Autobiographical Sketch” entitled “Tweed Bay Hospital”. He was a doctor in that hospital at Stanley Camp during WW2.
  • I've stopped sending out the mid-week Top Ten newsletters as we'd just about caught up with the present day, and interest in them was falling off. But to round things off, here is the list of the Top Ten pages on Gwulo from 2019, and also a list of the Top Ten pages of all time.

 


 

Places

 


 

Gwulo's books

1. Hong Kong Summer Sale: save 15% off Gwulo's books if you buy in July at Bookazine's new e-shop.

2. UK: Hongkong Post have resumed airmail service to the UK, and the Gwulo book store is open for your orders.

3. USA: The new stock of Gwulo's books has reached Amazon.com [affiliate link*] at last, so they have all three volumes available again.

Volumes 1-2-3-front-covers x 2 - 1200px.jpg

*The affiliate link doesn't affect the price you pay, but Amazon pay a small commission to Gwulo for any purchase you make via that link.


 

People

 


 

Photos

1920 - W.E. 'Billy' Tingle - Challenger for Flyweight Champion of Australia.jpg
1920 - W.E. 'Billy' Tingle - Challenger for Flyweight
​​​​​​​Champion of Australia.jpg, by essarem

 

Has anyone seen other examples of this post-war letter of commendation from the Governor?

Commendation
Commendation, by Martha Staple family album - now owned by Deb Coxon

 

AA STANLEY 1 (1).jpg
A Stanley Camp birthday card, by Barry Hughes

 

1949, Sha Tau Kok control point, by uwm

 

Barracks in Kowloon.jpg
Barracks in Kowloon.jpg, by danielwettling

 

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Nixon Library in Yuen Long, by geotest

 

View looking West towards Central from Morrison Hill 1870s
View looking West towards Central from Morrison Hill 1870s, by Herostratus

 

1930s Shek Tong Tsui
1930s Shek Tong Tsui, by Moddsey

 

1910s Shek Tong Tsui
1910s Shek Tong Tsui, by Moddsey

 

Tsim Sha Tsui point c1868
Tsim Sha Tsui point c1868 , by Herostratus

 

TST Police Station c1868
TST Police Station c1868, by Herostratus

 

1950s BOAC Argonaut
1950s BOAC Argonaut, by Moddsey

 

Central ca. 1910, by HKLray

 

Victoria_Barracks_1870s
Victoria_Barracks_1870s, by Klaus

 

Kowloon Wharves & KCR -railway goods access to piers
Kowloon Wharves & KCR -railway goods access to piers, by IDJ

 

告士打道運河_Gloucester_Road_Canal,_1950s-1960s
1950s /60s Canal, later Gloucester Road, by Klaus

 

HMS Berwick at Hong Kong Harbour 1933, by JamesGardinerCollection

 

Dock No 1 Widening Works
Dock No 1 Widening Works , by Chinarail
(scan of The Far East Review June 1931)

 

Lowering a locomotive on the tracks at KCR Terminus March 1947
Lowering a locomotive on the tracks at KCR Terminus March 1947,
by Unknown - UNRRA Archives

 

San Mig ad.jpg
San Mig ad.jpg, by Bails

 

Click to see all recently added photos.

David: The recently added harbour chart can be overlaid when using places&buildings. This chart is missing when a map is created using tags. I found this when I clicked on "Navigational Beacon" and then map. All maps until 1957 appear, the 1960 one doesn't. It would be a nice to see these places on this harbour chart. Please check. Regards, Klaus