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 

November 2020. 

ISBN 978-988-79639-8-1

 more information here


On 31st October, the 2020 conference of the Naval Dockyards Society. Postponed from April, this will be online. My paper, "Out of the Shadows: The Police Force of Hong Kong's Royal Naval Dockyard" will be at 12.25. With a focus on Naval Dockyards around the Indian Ocean, the day has promises many interesting papers. Programme       and joining details here

                                               October 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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