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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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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London Trade Poster for Hong Kong 1949

HF: Publicizing Hong Kong in London . The source says in 1949.   “A Government which is interested in helping merchants to maximise their turnover.” And the “centre and natural distributing depot of the world’s largest potential market.” The latter is presumably a reference to China (and possibly other Asian countries).  I wonder if this was composed with an understanding […]

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Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd – ships built, wrecked during WW2

HF with thanks to Mike T: The excellent website wrecksite lists 26 ships built at the HK & Whampoa Docks which were subsequently permanently disabled/sunk during World War 2. At the time of their demise these ships were Australian, British, Dutch, German, Japanese, Norwegian or Thai. The ships were lost because of:- “air-raid, foundered, gunfire-shelled, mined, ran aground (wrecked), scuttled […]

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