Quarrying in Hong Kong since World War Two – detailed article

The following article was funded by the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust and can be found on its website. Unfortunately I have been unable find the date it was published.

The article begins: Hong Kong is a small place with a land area of about 1,100 square kiolmeters and a total combined sea and land surface area of about 2,700 square kilometers. The topography is rugged and hilly with slopes rising steeply from the sea with little coastal plain. much of the current urbanized flat coastal fringe is the result of various stages of manmade reclamation in the past years. The quarrying industry is one the oldest in Hong Kong, dated back to the early period of the Qing Dynasty. In the past 170 years the quarrying industry has made valuable contributions to the development of Hong Kong by providing the materials for construction of a metropolis with its vast infrastructure…

If you would like to read the whole article please click on the link below.

It’s wide ranging and covers a variety of HK quarrying-related subjects:

– Three Main Eras of Modern Quarrying Industry in Hong Kong After
Second World War

-Permit/Contract Quarries (before 1974)

-Lye Yue Mun Quarries

-1966 Government Quarry Study

– Contract Quarries (Between 1974 and 1988)

– Quarry Rehabilitation Contract (After 1988)

-Tsing Yi Island Quarry, Cha Kwo Ling Quarry, Anderson Quarry and Lam Tei Quarry

– Life of Workers in Quarries between 1950s and 1970

– Pre-requisite and work of Stone Breakers in 1950s to 1960s

-Quarry Workers Unions

-Contract Quarries Association (CQA)

– Institute of Quarrying – Hong Kong Branch

-Legislation related to quarrying industry

-Safety in Quarries & Quarry (Safety) Regulations

-Lawrie’s report and Lai Sau Shue’s report

-Pneumoconiosis and other issues

-Recommendations on possible exhibits for quarry museum in Hong Kong

It also features a number of photos which are of great interest. I have included  a few here.

Quarrying In Hk Since World War Two Lord Wilson Heritage Trust Image 1

Quarrying In Hk Since World War Two Lord Wilson Heritage Trust Photo 3 Hok Un Quarry

Quarrying In Hk Since World War Two Lord Wilson Heritage Trust Image 2

 

Quarrying In Hk Since World War Two Lord Wilson Heritage Trust Image 3

Quarrying In Hk Since World War Two Lord Wilson Heritage Trust Image 4

Quarrying In Hk Since World War Two Lord Wilson Heritage Trust Photo 4 Tai Lam Chung Reservoir Governor's Visit 1954

Tai Lam Chung Reservoir Governor’s Visit 1955

Sources:

Quarrying in Hong Kong since World War Two

This article was first posted on 13th December 2017.

See: The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust 

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