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Harcourt Road

View from the JW Marriott Hotel. Read Cross HQ is still standing just in front of the Hongkong Electric Tamar Substation.

The construction work in the foreground is for the extpansion of Admiralty MTR station.

 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2014

Hong Kong- June 1971 (Harcourt Road)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1971
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HK_HKRedCrossHQ_Admiralty

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2007

From Wikimedia Commons. (released into the public domain by the author).

Right hand side is Tamar Zone Substation of the Hongkong Electric Co., behind the HQ. The larger building that stood right of the HQ is demolished already.

Anne Black Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarters [1965-2015]

Date Place completed: 
c.1965-10-01 (Day is approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.2015-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Hong Kong Red Cross released a fact sheet on its new headquarters:

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Victoria's Peak in the clouds over Hong Kong Island

On Flickr attributed to Queensway, but I'm quite sure that this is Harcourt Road. The right hand building should be the red cross headquarters.  Wikipedia says: 1965 Inauguration of the Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarters at Harcourt Road.  I created a place for it.

Left are the Nissen Huts of the Hong Kong Flotilla. 

Similar view is this one:

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1967

HONG KONG Before, During and After the Pacific War

Dates of events covered by this document: 
Mon, 1941-12-08 to Fri, 1945-08-31

PERSONAL COMMENT ON THE ORIGINAL BOOKLET

Book type: 

Maurice Frederick KEY [1886-1969]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Key
Given: 
Maurice Frederick
Birth
Date: 
c.1886-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Chester, Cambridgeshire
Death
Date: 
c.1969-04-01 (Day is approximate)

M.F. Key,   O.B.E. - Secretary to the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce - was an internee in Stanley Prison Camp during WWII. For some time he shared a room with the Vice-Chancellor of the University - (who was giving lectures at the camp on English literature for two years, twice a week).

Mr Key published a small, 12 page, soft-cover booklet/pamphlet initially in Kaplee, Kapunda, Australia, in November 1945.  Because of heavy demand, he re-produced the booklet in Hong Kong in June 1946.

The booklet is titled:

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