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Mary MONRO [1963- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Monro
Given: 
Mary
Birth
Date: 
1963-06-27
Birthplace (town, state): 
Shrewsbury
Other
Other reference: 
Stranger In My Heart

Mary Monro is author of Stranger In My Heart (Unbound, 2018), which gives the eye witness account of her father, John Monro MC RA, who fought at the Battle of Hong Kong, was interned by the Japanese at Sham Shui Po and escaped 1200 miles across China to reach Chongqing. There he was made Assistant Military Attaché and spent the next 18 months supporting and trying to liberate the POWs he'd left behind. Mary retraced her fafther's escape route across China and the book also includes her journey of discovery.

Birthplace (country): 

1920s Hilly Hong Kong

Published in the 1920s by Kelly & Walsh, with most of the pictures dating from the late 1920s. Includes three panoramas at the end. Click on the picture to zoom in. 

More books can be found here

Old Hong Kong Picture/Guide Books

Various HK guide/picture books that I have scanned & uploaded:

Through Hong Kong with a Camera

Picturesque Hong Kong 1899

1953 Guide Book

Hilly Hong Kong

 

Picturesque Hong Kong 1899

A book of coloured photographs by W Brewer & Co, dated late 1898 or early 1899, from the construction of the Queens Building and the buildings on Connaught Street near the Hong Kong Club. I have included the pictures of Macao and Canton for completeness. The titles of the photographs are how they were captioned in the book. Click on the picture to zoom in. 

More books can be found here

07 Picturesque HK Royal Naval Hospital Hong Kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1899

24 Picturesque HK The Flowery Pagoda Canton

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1899

08 Picturesque HK Hong Kong Club

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1899

25 Picturesque HK Temple of Five Hundred Genii Canton

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1899

09 Picturesque HK Queens Road Hong Kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1899

26 Picturesque HK The Flower Boats Canton

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1899

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