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Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry terminal, Kowloon, Hong Kong, ca. 1930

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin (Tianjin), Rotterdam and London. At the start of the company, in 1903, Willem Kien (1877-1970) started to work for HCHC in Shanghai, later becoming director. In 1921 he left China and became director at the Rotterdam head office, at Diergaardelaan 36.

Willem Kien obtained this photo during a visit to Hong Kong in the 1930s.

Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

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Sail making Nathan Road

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Wherever that exactly was located.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Grampian Road Houses

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At least one similar building survives, although it doesn't appear to be the one in the photo:goo.gl/maps/NUe1E3kTHJnr7Ea96 .

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

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949
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Not sure if this is correct.

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

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Is this Kowloon Tong Garden Estate [c.1922- ]?

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949
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St. Joseph's College Branch School 聖若瑟書院分校

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St. Joseph's College Branch School 聖若瑟書院分校 /

The predecessor of La Salle College, the mother school of Bruce Lee.

Built in 1917, now Windsor Mansion 29-31 Chatham Road South

Brother Aimar was the man whose vision and courage led to the eventual establishment of La Salle College. In the 20's, the Government encouraged people to buy land around Kowloon Tong and to set up a residential area. The shift of the Portugese Community from Hong Kong Island made the establishment of a Catholic school there imperative..............

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1925

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victoria hostel, front door

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1995

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