New on Gwulo: 2020, week 42 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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New on Gwulo: 2020, week 42

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

 


 

Book news

Thanks to Annemarie Evans for inviting me on to her radio show last weekend, for a chat about some of my favourite photos in the recently published book, Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong. The episode of Hong Kong Heritage is now available to listen to online, with our conversation starting at 9 minutes 54 seconds.

Meanwhile, the new Gwulo new book has reached the home stretch. On Friday we finalised the layout for the book's cover and the dreaded map - something I always put off until it can't be put off any more...

That means the layout is almost finished. We've still got ten days to go until it heads off to the printer, so this week will be spent making final tweaks to the photos, and editing the text to incorporate feedback from the people who've kindly read the draft.

Here's how those final layout items look - please let me know if you spot any mistakes!

Gwulo book - Volume 4 - front cover

 

Gwulo book - Volume 4 - map

 

Gwulo book - Volume 4 - back cover

 

And here are some details cropped from the new book's photos:

'Master Of Compromise' (p.41)
'Master Of Compromise' (p.38)

 

Laundry delivery? (p.42)
Laundry delivery? (p.42)

 

Taxis and rickshaws outside the Hong Kong Hotel (p.44)
Taxis and rickshaws outside the Hong Kong Hotel (p.44)

 


 

Places

 


 

People

 


 

Photos

Python captured at Waglan Island-HK Daily Press-20-09-1940
Python captured at Waglan Island-HK Daily Press-20-09-1940, by IDJ

 

1960s Wong Tai Sin Resettlement Estate (Lower)
1960s Wong Tai Sin Resettlement Estate (Lower), by Moddsey

 

LANE CRAWFORD Ltd-Hot X Buns & Simnel Cakes
LANE CRAWFORD Ltd-Hot X Buns & Simnel Cakes, by IDJ

 

Building under construction, Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Building under construction, Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, by Banister Family

 

Harbour bridge
Harbour bridge, by IDJ

 

1963 KGV courtyard 00002182.jpg
1963 KGV courtyard 00002182.jpg, by Anne Aylward

 

1964 KGV Faculty 00001350.jpg
1964 KGV Faculty 00001350.jpg, by Anne Aylward

 

1964 HK 5A girls.jpg
1964 HK 5A girls.jpg, by Anne Aylward

 

15HKG Scout Visit Tai Po, c1950
15HKG Scout Visit Tai Po, c1950, by 15th HKG Scout

 

Sir Edward Youde's funeral #2
Sir Edward Youde's funeral #2, by Happy Valley

 

Sir Edward Youde's funeral #12
Sir Edward Youde's funeral #12, by Happy Valley

 

Sir Edward Youde's funeral #14
Sir Edward Youde's funeral #14, by Happy Valley

 

Can anyone identify the location? IMG_1429.JPG
Can anyone identify the location? IMG_1429.JPG, by 2ik7ns-AW_

 

Can anyone identify the location? IMG_1430.JPG
Can anyone identify the location? IMG_1430.JPG, by 2ik7ns-AW_

 

1958 Almost completed runway
1958 Almost completed runway, by Eternal1966

 

1948 Kowloon Peninsula
1948 Kowloon Peninsula, by Eternal1966

 

Lung Wah Theatre
Lung Wah Theatre, by Raymond Lo

 

1980 Repulse Bay Hotel
1980 Repulse Bay Hotel, by foundin_a_attic

 

1950 Looking South from Kowloon Tsai Hill
1950 Looking South from Kowloon Tsai Hill, by foundin_a_attic

 

Annie, Florence Neave, Gladys, Doris.jpg
Annie, Florence Neave, Gladys, Doris.jpg, by edwardalder

 

1950 Kowloon City Bus Terminus
1950 Kowloon City Bus Terminus, by foundin_a_attic

 

CLP Power Station, Hok Yuen 1931
CLP Power Station, Hok Yuen 1931, by Chinarail
(Enhanced scan from The Far East Review June 1931)

 


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