West Point Industrial Reformatory – opened 1864, first technical education in Hong Kong

Mike T: “The West Point Industrial Reformatory was opened [in 1864], under Ignatius Ip Uen, James How, Aloy Leang and Asam Wan and taught 45 Chinese boys shoe-making, carpentry, tailoring and bookbinding. This institution may certainly be regarded as the first initiative in technical education in Hong Kong. It later received an annual grant of $1,000 from the Hong Kong […]

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Industrial Developments in Hong Kong: some personal observations by Dan Waters

Dan Waters: In January 1955, not long after I had arrived in Hong Kong, and when I was a lecturer at the Technical College (since upgraded to the Polytechnic University) in Wood Road, Wanchai, I visited a number of our building students who had been attached for six weeks to building sites. I was accompanied by a Chinese colleague who became […]

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The Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims

Thanks to Mak Ho Yin who has translated the Association’s website About Us- History: “The Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims is a non-profit making organization set up by those suffering from industrial accident injuries and occupation diseases, as well as family members of those deceased killed by industrial accidents. The manufacturing industry in Hong Kong started to […]

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The Hong Kong Heritage Project – Latest Newsletter – Industrial Exhibition and Early Foreign Communities

HF: The Hong Kong Heritage Project’s latest Quarterly Newsletter,  2015/1, contains a wealth of information for those interested in HK’s history and especially its industrial past. As shown below there are also details of  Hulu Culture’s latest exhibition which explores the industrial history of Hung Hom and Mau Tai Wai – including CLP, Whampoa Dockyard and Green Island Cement.| HKHP’s […]

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Pelekanos’ workshop – preserving the past on a Greek Island. Hong Kong?

Aliki Tsoukala has very kindly sent me information about Michalis Pelekanos (1926-2010). Mr Palekanos worked at the Kornilaki’s tannery, Ermoupolis, Syros Island, Greece for 66 years. After his retirement as a tanner he continued working as a carpenter until the end of his life. Aliki and a team of volunteers are to be congratulated for putting together a Reconstruction of […]

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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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