Links to radio programmes and articles etc.
clicking any heading will take you to the material or the magazine website
Podcasts - Hong Kong Heritage, RTHK Radio 3 - Annemarie Evans, Presenter.
I'm with royal historian Jane Dismore & acclaimed naval historian JD Davies talking about the pleasures & pains of writing non-fiction. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to find the link for this program.
South China Morning Post Magazine
Wanchai 1901. An argument over money between a man and his concubine was followed by the woman's prosecution for his brutal murder, while a year earlier, up in Ship Street, a kidnapped young wife was rescued from a life of forced prostitution when her cousin changed to spot her, standing on a verandah. Excerpts from Women, Crime and the Courts, Hong Kong 1841-1941 are illustrated by the acclaimed Adolfo Arranz.
One August night in 1912 a large band of pirates raided the tiny fishing island of Cheung Chau. Within minutes three policemen lay dead and shops and been raided. Before telephones or electricity had come to the island, it was quite cut off until the next day. In the days that followed a huge counterattack was planned by governments in Hongkong, Macao and Canton.
For the fifth year running Hong Kong's celebration of Ireland's national day were organised by the Consulate of Ireland and the St. Patrick's Society HK, turning all of Tamar Park green for the day. But Ireland's presence here - and March 17th revelry - are not new phenomena.
On the 100th anniversary of the Gresson Street Siege, Stuart Heaver's article narrates the story and the events that led to its re-telling in Policing Hong Kong - an Irish History
Irish Roots Issue 105, 2018 First Quarter
As well as introducing this little-known part of Irish history to the readers, the article focussed particularly on the research challenges I encountered. Sharing a front cover with the amazing Michael D. Higgins - even if only in title at the bottom - was a great bonus!
Another article by me on the journey from my first contacts with Hong Kong to publication.
The free online quarterly magazine published by the Irish Family History Centre gave me ten pages (!) to spread myself on the story of my Irish policemens' Far Eastern careers and so bring the story to their wide readership. The link above takes you to the current issue page, its necessary to sign into the Centre (free) to access back issues including Summer 2018