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 Memory of the World Programme which calls for the preservation of valuable archive holdings and library collections all over the world through digitization to guard against collective amnesia.
HKM covers many areas of interest concerning the history of Hong Kong labour and labour conditions, factory and workshop regulations, accidents and safety at work etc
Here is its section on Child Labour which I reproduce in full and which may then lead you into other related areas of Hong Kong’s industrial history through HKM…
See: HK Memory information about Child Labour the above plus links to:
- HK Factory Ordinances 1920s
- Factory Regulations and Inspection
- Accident and Safety
- Employment and Occupation
- Industrial Legislation
- Female Labour
- Wages and Cost of Living
The image accompanying this article on the Home page is of HK children working in the 1930s.
- Hong Kong’s ‘gig economy’ of 1960s and ’70s – when off-site piecework was a family affair SCMP 14th September 2018
This article was first posted on 5th Jun 2014.