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By Patricia Lim

The e-book has recorded the inscriptions on all 8,000 graves within the HK Cemetery to supply a wealthy description of existence in Hong Kong throughout the first a hundred years nearly from its colonization and a superb sequence of anecdotes.

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Although cherubs became more usual as memorials to much loved children, angels remained uncommon. The presence of a picture of the deceased on the headstone first appeared in 1876 adorning the headstone of Peter Petersen [8/21/1], a Swedish tavern keeper with a Chinese wife. A. Straube [12A/3/9], who died in 1928, is an interesting example. It indicated that the person responsible for erecting the headstone was almost certainly Chinese and was following the Chinese custom. 14. A porcelain plaque with the nor the money for.

Royal Marine] fell from the effects of the sun and in the list of casualties of the day no less than sixteen 30 men are included who died from the same cause. indd 41 28/12/2010 4:14 PM 42 Forgotten Souls He was buried on: the fairy-like Golden Island in the centre of the river with its tall pagoda on top and its sides covered with temples, gardens 31 and trees. 8. Golden Island, Chinese artist, c. 1850. (By courtesy of Martyn Gregory, cat. 78, p. ) The men in one regiment (98th Regiment) were kept standing in the sun buttoned up to their throats with stiff leather stocks and heavy shakos, three day’s provisions and sixty rounds of ammunition, till a dozen of them dropped 32 in the ranks from sunstroke.

The early relationships between the English and the Chinese, largely based on the fear and distrust of the few in the face of the potential for trouble of the many, meant that at this time it was almost impossible for the two races to come together to oppose the government. Unlike in the other colonies, the early settlers found no better class of Chinese on whom they could devolve the responsibility of looking after their own people as they did in Malaya or India, where the British ruled through the local kings or princes.

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