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Review of the book ‘King Hui’ – published 2007

This review does not need the catch-all subtitle, “The man who owned all the opium in Hong Kong” as the book is full to the brim with 350 pages of dense and fascinating information of a life that stretches from 1914 till 1993,as told to Jonathan Chamberlain, of which pages 126 to 196, record all his adventures under the Japanese occupation.

Group photo in 190 Nathan Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

Photo taken in 190 Nathan Road, appx 1947-8. The eldest lady in the centre is Madam Lau Chun Tee.

British officers standing at mainland China border marker in Shau Tau Kok

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website

Photo by Harrison Forman

Caption:

Print 1104 c2: Stone marker in the middle of the main street in a village on the border between Red China and British Crown Colony of Hong Kong.

Woman walking through Shau Tau Kok village past border marker

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website

Photo by Harrison Forman

Caption:

Shek Chung Au check point

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Clipping of a 1949 film titled  Hong Kong Under The Red Shadow Australia's Northern Frontier (1949)

At 2:17 min. a car is checked at the Shek Chung Au check point.

Border control post/Police Station

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Clipping of a 1949 film titled  Hong Kong Under The Red Shadow Australia's Northern Frontier (1949)

At 2:12 min. a car enters a police station. Possibly the predecessor of the current Sha Tau Kok Police Station [1953- ]

Likely same place shown here:

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1947

Annotated copy of aerial photo from HKmaps.com, ref: 1947.1

See https://gwulo.com/comment/59596#comment-59596 for explanation of the annotations.

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MOUNT PARKER-GOLD CRASH-HK Sunday Herald

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1947

A reported substantial discrepancy between what the gold bullion manifest claimed, and the amount recovered from the crash at the time of news-print publication.

Fire up the metal detectors and head for the hills!!

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