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Lamma Island

John Strickland

in Southern District Officer Reports

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028382
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207400 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028382.003.0058
Lamma Island

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This chapter provides the administrative officers' reports on visits/trips made to the Yung Shu Wan and the Lo So Shing Groups of Villages in Lamma Island. It reports that Lamma Island is overwhelmingly Cantonese with a few Hakka at Yung Shu Wan and a handful of refugees at Sokkuwan. It further reports that although there are some poor villages (Lo Tik Wan and Luk Chau), a number of which have been hit hard by the restrictions imposed on trade under the United Nations Resolution of May 1951 (Tung O and Yung Shu Ha), this island can be considered as the most prosperous part of the Southern District. It observes that the population is about 1,640, of whom 800 are fisherfolk permanently based in Sokkuwan.

Keywords: Yung Shu Wan; Lo So Shing; Lamma Island; Cantonese; Hakka; Sokkuwan; United Nations Resolution; fisherfolk

Chapter.  11277 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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