"MR J.P. da Costa, one of the oldest residents in the Colony and for 30 years in the employ of Messrs Jardine, Matheson & Co., after a week's illness, died at his residence at No. 12 Caine Road early this morning, from chronic diarrhoea. Mr da Costa reached his 50th birthday last May. He leaves behind him a widowed mother, four sons and one daughter, and two nieces and three nephews, all of whom were dependent upon him for support."<Read more ...>
Since my family is of Macanese descent, I'm heading to the Encontro in Macau in a couple of weeks. It's held every 3 years to help preserve Macanese hertitage. I was just curious to know if anyone here is also attending. I think they get about 1,000 attendees from all over the world, on average.
Charles Gesner van der Voort worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai. This photo shows one of its first directors, Willem Kien, standing at the quay in Macau.
On the photo, a steamer is about to board in Macau. The workmen are ready to connect a walking bridge, there is a crowd at the quay and a line of passengers waiting to board. It looks like the photo was taken from the arriving ship.
David has suggested I start a separate Forum thread, instead of tacking my question about divorce cases in post-invasion Macau http://gwulo.com/comment/33461 on to the end of McCaskie’s June 1942 report of conditions in wartime Macau. Although my question concerns a member of my Hong Kong family, I meant to ask a more general question about the possible transference of Hong Kong law suits to Macau after the Japanese invasion. <Read more ...>
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Henry Brooks (centre), Chief Fire Officer of the Hong Kong Fire Brigade, made a visit to Macau in 1923 and met with the Chief Fire Officer of Macau Fire Brigade (far right) who "pointed out places of interest overlooking Macau."