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Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong Government Gazette trade registration, 1917

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1917

Civil Hospital [????- ]

Government Dockyard 1981 (2)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1981
Places shown in this photo: 

At Government Dockyard, Yaumatei. Vessels in foreground, from jetty outwards-shallow draft waterjet boats for Deep Bay patrol, Fairey Spear fast inshore patrol craft, Police 3 personnel transport launch. Behind are a pair of the then-new  Damen Mk.1  police patrol crat, built locally by Chung Wah Shipyard, to a Dutch design.    

 

Government Dockyard 1981

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1981
Places shown in this photo: 

A very rare picture of 1950s- vintage fast triple-screw wooden police launches 4 and 5 together. PL5 spent most of its life as a Preventive Service (nowadays Custom and Excise) craft, was transferred to Marine Police in the late 1970s during the illegal immigration crisis. These craft were sold off not long after this pic was taken, Police 4 (which I had commanded in 1976),  survived for some years in civilian hands as a party boat, painted white and covered with coloured lights, often seen in the harbour at night. 

City Hall (2nd & current generation) [1962- ]

Date Place completed: 
1962-01-01

Built to replace the old City Hall that was built in 1869 and mainly demolished in 1933,  this city hall was opened by Governor Sir Robert Black in 1962. In the aftermath of the second world war and in a city filled with victorian style buildings, the government wanted something new and vibrant.

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