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Fanling Babies Home [????-1992]

Date Place demolished: 
c.1992-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Former mansion turned into orphanage. Demolished and redveloped into factory building called World Trade Square.

Shatin Police Station / Shatin Babies Home / High Rock Centre [1924- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1924-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

The Shatin Babies Home History web page says it was "established in the old police barracks of Shatin. The main building was a large, two story brick and wood building located about a mile's walk from the Shatin train station."

The Reformatory School and Orphanage [c.1864-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1864-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

The Reformatory School and Orphanage, situated at West Point, started by Father T Raimondi of the Italian Mission in 1864 and now under the control of the Vicar Apostolic, — provides education in the native tongue for Chinese boys from the age of eight years.It also takes in and cares for the deaf, the dumb and the blind, and in cases of reformatory treatment finds occupation for its inmates in the learning of useful trades.

Source: The Tourist's Guide to Hong Kong, with short trips to the Mainland of China (1897) by HURLEY, R. C.

Inhabitants of the Berlin Mission orphanage

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

Some of the children in the photo are western, would they have been at the orphanage with Chinese children in the 1900s? I would like to think the Church/Colonial administration encouraged people of all races to live in harmony but....

Li-Nor CHUNG [1966- ]

Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong

Hi all,

I'm really hoping this fabulous forum might provide some answers. I am Hong Kong based, doing some research for a television program in New Zealand that puts families back together. 

Birthplace (country): 

French Convent, Wanchai [????-????]

Extract from Carl T. Smith's "Wanchai: In Search of an Identity", published in the book "Hong Kong. A Reader in Social History":

The Sisters of Charity of St Paul of Chartres owned the lots next to the Blue Buildings. On the seafront of the property they built European-style residences similar to the Blue Buildings and leased them in 1863 to Joao Joaquim Dos Remedios, a wealthy Portuguese merchant. He, in turn, subleased them to tenants.

Previous place(s) at this location: 

C. M. S. Victoria Home and Orphanage (Girls) (Second location) [1902-1937]

Date Place completed: 
c.1902-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 

This place popped up in a recent photo:

Annotated copy

Berlin Mission

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

Findelhaus Bethesda - Orphanage Bethesda

Berlin Mission / Bethesda Orphanage [1861-????]

Date Place completed: 

The 1901 map shows the building on this site is called the 'Berlin Mission'.

St Christopher's Home, Tai Po [1935-1993]

Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 

I've guessed the location based on the location of today's Deerhill Bay development, which is on the site of the old Home. Corrections welcome.

The dates come from an article in the 21 Jan 2010 edition of the HK Standard, which begins:



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