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 

 published by  BlacksmithBooks 

18th December 2020. 

ISBN 978-988-79639-8-1

 more information here

For a preview of what's inside:


and about launch day in HK

lockdown in UK

Featured as Gwulo.com first

newsletter of 2021 - 

read excerpts and how it

came to be written:

HK's Criminal Women

Policing Hong Kong an Irish History cover, Insp. Patrick O'Sullivan & family
Click on the book for the story that prompted it 
and more
about the Irish policemen of Hongkong
Click on the SS Devanha to explore old Hongkong
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