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Wide span of time given, guessed to be 1890s, possibly during the 1894 outbreak.

Update: Looking up Graham Street, the men are standing at the junction with Wellington Street.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1894

Frederick Edward MOONEY [1892-1896]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Mooney
Given: 
Frederick Edward
Birth
Date: 
1892-09-25
Death
Date: 
1896-04-13
Cause of death: 
Bubonic plague

Son of Charles Mooney, Secretary of the Hong Kong Hotel

He was buried at the Hong Kong Cemetery PL-Ref 933 Plot 06--/05/14-

"On Sunday there were thirteen cases of plague and yesterday there were twelve. Among yesterday's patients was a son of Mr. Mooney. The boy is about three years of age and he was first taken ill on Sunday morning. Dr. Hartigan attended him, but the little one, who was seen to be suffering from plague, died yesterday morning." 

Source: Hong Kong Daily Press, page 2, 14th April 1896

Dr Alexandre Yersin Plague Hut in Hong Kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1894

Taipingshan Resumed Area [????-1895]

Date Place demolished: 
c.1895-06-01 (Day is approximate)

The land was resumed and the buildings were demolished by the government in the mid 1890's due to insanitary conditions of the area being responsible for the plague epidemic.

Full report on resumption by the Government dated 11th August 1896 online here (click link twice)

Did the idea of rat bins originate in India or Hong Kong?

Two of the photos that David comments on Gwulo include rat bins  https://gwulo.com/atom/19435 and https://gwulo.com/atom/19412  Previous correspondence has focused on how late rat bins remained a feature of the Hong Kong landscape. Some current readers still remember them.

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