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New on Gwulo: 2020, week 38

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

 

General

 


 

Talk on 5 October, and other book news

On Monday evening, 5 October, I'll join May Holdsworth and Christopher Munn in the JC Cube theatre at Tai Kwun to give a joint talk about the recently published book, Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong. (The book will be on sale at the event with a special 30% discount.)

May and Christopher will share some of the colourful characters and other discoveries that they encountered during their detailed research for this project. I'll follow up by showing a selection of my favourite images from the book, focusing on several that surprised me. After the talk there is plenty of time for Q&A.

I'm looking forward to hearing what May and Christopher have to say, and also to showing you the images - JC Cube has tiered seating and an enormous screen that make it a great venue for showing off high resolution images.

Please visit the Tai Kwun website for more details and to book your seats.

Front cover

 

The first reviews of the new book are also starting to appear.

South China Morning Post:

Written in an approachable style, the book is full of historical data, personalities and anecdotes that illuminate [Tai Kwun’s] history... At once informative and entertaining, it brings both Hong Kong’s judicial system and its early history to vivid life.

 

Asian Review of Books:

Anyone with a passing interest in the city and its colonial past will find something to enjoy in this book. For readers who know Hong Kong well, it might even help to make the familiar strange again. That’s good.

 

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Staying with crime as the theme, Patricia O'Sullivan tells us that her new book, Women, Crime and the Courts - Hong Kong 1841-1941, is nearing publication and lets us know what to expect. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Women, Crime and Courts Hong Kong 1841-1941

 

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Meanwhile, I'm still working through the photos for the next Gwulo book, cleaning them up and getting them ready to print. Below I've enlarged a few details that caught my eye.

c.1929 Marching band taking part in a funeral procession
c.1929 Marching band taking part in a funeral procession (p. 9)

 

Sailing junk in a misty harbour
c.1929 Sailing junk in a misty Hong Kong harbour (p. 9)

 

c.1929 Idlewild
c.1929 Idlewild on Seymour Road (p. 13)

 

c.1929 Blake Garden Pavilion
c.1929 Blake Garden Pavilion (p. 18)

 


 

Places

 


 

People

 


 

Photos

1930s TST Signal Hill
1930s TST Signal Hill, by Eternal1966

 

Mint of HK in 1866....jpg
Mint of HK in 1866....jpg, by danielwettling

 

Cavendish Heights (First Generation)
Cavendish Heights (First Generation), by Philk

 

circa 1915 Florence Neave and friends.jpg
circa 1915 Florence Neave and friends.jpg, by edwardalder

 

Dutch volunteers, Le Cercle Sportif Français, Shanghai, 1937
Dutch volunteers Hong Kong, Repulse Bay Hotel, 1937, by Charles in Shanghai

 

Yau Yat Chuen Club
Yau Yat Chuen Club, by Tsang/Lay Family Archive

 

Tsang Tai Uk 1960's
Tsang Tai Uk 1960's, by Tsang/Lay Family Archive

 

St John volunteers in China during WWII
St John volunteers in China during WWII, by Alfred Leung

 

RAF Dakota BAAG repatriation flight from Kunming 1945
RAF Dakota BAAG repatriation flight from Kunming 1945, by Alfred Leung

 

Praya East 1880_1902
Praya East comparison 1880 vs. 1902, by Klaus

 

Central British School a.k.a. KGV school in 06-02-1937
Central British School a.k.a. KGV school in 06-02-1937, by IDJ

 

1947 - Oct 5 christening party outside 23 Cameron Road.jpg
1947 - Oct 5 christening party outside 23 Cameron Road.jpg, by Nona

 

1947 - Oct 5 christening walking to Chatham Rd.jpg
1947 - Oct 5 christening walking to Chatham Rd.jpg, by Nona

 

Joanna Lumley + sister-Hong Kong-screen-grab
Joanna Lumley + sister-Hong Kong-screen-grab, by IDJ

 


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