Shek Pik Reservoir – Tai O Road construction link to end of Tai O salt production

HF: See added extract from a report at the end of this article regarding suggested reason for the final demise of the salt industry in Tai O which had probably been in existence (at least in HK) from about the 3rd century BC. 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of Shek Pik Reservoir on Lantau island. It was […]

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1939 Report on Labour and Labour Conditions in Hong Kong

Tymon Mellor has sent the following report published on 11th April 1939 on Labour and Labour Conditions in Hong Kong. The author was Mr HR Butters. Sessional Papers 1939, Papers laid before the Legislative Council of Hongkong 1939. HF: The Hong Kong Memory Project introduces this report with the following: – The 65-page report was prepared by the first Labour Officer in […]

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Lard Factories in HK – nauseating stench RAF Kai Tak 1920s

HF and IDJ: The latter says this extract comes from a booklet titled ‘History of RAF Kai Tak’ produced by RAF Kai Tak in the 1970s. So much for the Kai Tak Bund area being the high class residential area the original promoters (Kai & Tak) hoped for! IDJ also sent the following Yun On Cheung image from the 1950s. HF: Lard dull?  Here’s an […]

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Kwanti Racecourse – further information and nearby San Wai camp 1930s

IDJ: Kwanti racecourse and the nearby military San Wai camp were used by The Hong Kong Volunteers during their training exercises. The following image shows one of their borrowed aircraft simulating an attack on troops who have their rifles raised to the firing position  at the  bottom of the frame. The text attached comes from the Volunteers Year Book for 1935 […]

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Child Labour in Hong Kong – 1920s

HF: The Hong Kong Memory project is a tremendous source of information about Hong Kong’s industrial history. It states it is a multi-media web site that gives free and open access to digitized materials on Hong Kong’s history, culture and heritage. The materials include text documents, photographs, posters, sound recordings, motion pictures and videos. HKM is Hong Kong’s response to UNESCO’s […]

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