Hongkong - 1841 to 1941

(give or take a few years..)

A unique place at a time now slipped from memory.

Stories of the people who lived and worked here - British, Chinese, Irish, Portuguese ....


Bringing to life some of the social history of Hongkong's colonial past through the tales and documents they left behind. 


Women, Crime and the Courts: Hong Kong 1841-1941 

is to be published by  BlacksmithBooks 

this autumn, 2020. 

ISBN 978-988-79639-8-1

 more information here

On 31st October, the 2020 conference of the Naval Dockyards Society at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, postponed from April, is happening, conditions permitting. I will giving a paper entitled "Out of the Shadows: The Police Force of Hong Kong's Royal Naval Dockyard".

August 2020

Click on the SS Devanha to explore old Hongkong
Click on the book for the story that prompted it 
and more
about the Irish policemen of Hongkong
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