Self-guided Tour

Ken Nicolson

in The Happy Valley

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028108
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207561 | DOI:
Self-guided Tour

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This chapter provides a guided tour that reveals the rich cultural heritage of the Hong Kong Cemetery. This chapter gives details and brief stories of several people interred in the cemetery and who serve as representations of the diversity of the cultures found within the Hong Kong Cemetery. Chronicles included in this chapter are: Karl Gutzlaff, a Christian missionary; Yeung Kui Wan, an assassinated political revolutionary; Constable Ernest Goucher, the victim of a tiger attack; a Corporal Joseph Hughes military hero; and Sir Kai Ho Kai, a successful businessman. In addition to providing chronicles of some of the prominent occupants of the Hong Kong Cemetery, the chapter also provides descriptions of early military memorials, ornamental fountains and plants, interesting monuments, nautical memorials, and memorials commemorating the deaths of several people.

Keywords: guided tour; cultural heritage; Hong Kong Cemetery; nautical memorials; military memorials; monuments

Chapter.  9879 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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