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Beachcombers and Destitutes

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789622099906
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207714 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0010
Beachcombers and Destitutes

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This chapter discusses briefly the beachcombers and the destitutes, who were considered a class of underdog in Hong Kong. It also discusses the most talked-of pauper known to be buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery, P. Caulincourt McSwyney. He was reported to have been a graduate of Dublin University and was said to be a corrupt member of the civil service, along with Sheriff Charles Holdforth.

Keywords: beachcombers; destitutes; underdog; pauper; P. Caulincourt Mc Swyney; corrupt; civil service; Sheriff Charles Holdforth

Chapter.  1184 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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