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Shatin Tiger Cub mauling-China Mail

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949
Reports of tigers in Hong Kong are usually from the pre-war years. Presumably, this victim apparently a hunter with a gun could recognise the animal as a genuine tiger, and not some other type of indigenous large cat. Transcribed text from poorly reproduced microfilmed newsprint: -

Lion Rock Tunnel [1967- ]

Date Place completed: 
1967-11-14

Lion Rock Tunnel is the first major road tunnel in Hong Kong. It was built to connect Kowloon Tong with Sha Tin, an area to become a new town. It was opened on 14 November 1967.

A few years later, as traffic increased, a second tunnel parallel to the west was constructed. It opened for traffic on 18 January 1978.

Shatin - early period tourist guide map

Shatin - early period tourist guide map, estimated to be printed in 1950s or prior.  Note the location of the train station which I believe remains the same today.  Printed only in Chinese, it can be useful when discussing old or disappeared hamlets.

Photo source: http://bbs.tianya.cn/post-208-14649-37.shtml

Shatin - early period map c.1950

Shatin - early period map showing land and water prior to start of major urban development and land reclamation.  The date of this map is estimated to be 1950s.

Note that Fo Tan and the train track were at one time located next to the Sha Tin Hoi (Shatin Sea).  The present Shing Mun River now flows by them, and by large has functionally replaced the original nullah. 

Photo source: http://bbs.tianya.cn/post-208-14649-37.shtml

Shatin Nullah - by train track near north portal 1973

View of Shatin 1973.  The Shatin Water Treatment Works, shown in foreground, was built on the hillside in 1964 -   http://www.wsd.gov.hk/filemanager/en/share/pdf/ShaTinTW-e.pdf

Tolo Harbour [c.1700- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1700-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

1979 - Temple of 10,000 Buddhas, Shatin

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979
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1979 - view from Temple of 10,000 Buddhas, Shatin

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979
Places shown in this photo: 

Shatin pagoda-1964.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1964

Shatin-New Town-4

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979
Places shown in this photo: 

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