1900 Jan 01
From J M Atkinson , Principal Civic Medical Officer’s report dated 12th January 1900
1. Water from bath-rooms or cook-houses should not be thrown over the ground near the station
2. Pools or puddles of stagnant water near the station should be filled up and turfed
3. Preserve trees in the neighbourhood of the station, as shade is beneficial
4. On returning from duty wet, either from rain or perspiration, immediately get into dry change of clothes having a hot bath before doing so if possible, particularly avoid sitting in wet clothes.
5. Bathe in hot water not cold, this does not prohibit sea-bathing.
6. Eat, drink and smoke in moderation, especially remembering that though a small quantity of alcohol is beneficial a large quantity is injurious. Stimulants should not be taken until the day’s work is over.
7. The best drink during the heat of the day is lemonade (made by boiling for half-an-hour a sliced lemon or four limes in a pint and a half of water)
8. Be careful always to wear a helmet or sunhat when exposed to sun
9. As a preventative take a five-grain quinine pill every morning before breakfast during the month May-September
John Mitford Atkinson
Principal Civic Medical Officer , 1900
1900 Jan 17
Cheung Chau,, Rates, 1899
In January 17th, 1900, Deputy Land Officer, Bruce Shepherd, wrote in his report to Legislative Council on Land Administration in New Territories that owing to the value of the police protection now afforded by their incorporation into the Colony, the owners have voluntarily offered to pay increased, or such increased land tax as I recommend to be fair.
But then in 1901, in his report to Legislative Council, the member of Land Court, H.H.J. Gompertz, remarked that there are claims of land from Tsing Yi, Ma Wan, Ni Ku Chau and Cheung Chau, all 880 cases in total in 1900.
Indian and Chinese
1900 Mar 06
As reported by Hong Kong Colonial Government, Captain Superintendent of, F.H. May, on 6th Mar 1900, at 3:30pm, a launch named Shun Fat left Western Praya of Hong Kong Island heading for Cheung Chau.
When it approached the water near Che Kung Mun Island, 5 robbers emerged from within a group of passengers, ordered the crew to stop the boat, not long after a small boat approached and another gang got on to join robbers on Shun Fat launch.
They then sailed to South West side of Lantau Island to rob 2 other junks.
Eventually, the pirates rob all passengers on Shun Fat of valuables worth $25 Hong Kong Dollars before disappearing into Lantau Island.
Nobody was arrested.
Near West Lamma Channel to Cheung Chau
| Francis Henry May,
Captain Superintendent of ,
1912 Aug 21
Hong KongNew Territories South Assistant , S H Peplow, recorded at mid night of August 21st 1912 , a group of 50 pirates in small boats landed in Cheung Chau near Station.
They went in to kill 3 Indianon duty, ransacked the station and took away HK$3,000 cash from the safe, together with all guns and ammunition.
The pirates went on to rob all shops and residences in neighbourhood.
One or two pirates died and some are also injured.
The piracy shocked Hong Kong and caused Cheung Chau Police Station to move in 1913-1914 to high ground from the shore, at current location in Police Station Path.
Cheung Chau Police Station
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