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August 30, 2018

55 Gorgeous Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Hong Kong in the 1970s

Formerly a colony of the British Empire, after Qing China ceded Hong Kong Island at the conclusion of the First Opium War in 1842, Hong Kong is a specially administered territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China, and the fourth-most densely populated region in the world.

Originally a lightly populated area of farming and fishing villages, the territory has become one of the most significant financial centres and trade ports in the world. Hong Kong remained under British control until 1997, when it was returned to China.

As a special administrative region, Hong Kong's system of government is separate from that in mainland China.

Photographer Keith Macgregor took these beautiful pictures that documented everyday life of Hong Kong in the 1970s. Take a look!

Aberdeen harbour, 1971

 Collecting seaweed at Tai Po Kau, 1971

 Jordan Road, Ping Pong diplomacy billboard, 1971

Lau Fau Shan postboxes, 1972

Old lady and baby in Tai Po, 1972

 Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower & Kowloon railway station, 1972

 Wan Chai Road, 1972

Aberdeen harbour, 1973

Aberdeen sampans, 1973

Aberdeen, sampans & grannie with baby, 1973

 Fishing at Hei Ling Chau, 1973

Fishing boat at Hei Ling Chau, 1973

 HK Island with Maersk cargo ship, 1973

Ladder Street, 1973

 Aberdeen and Junk at Chinese New Year, 1974

Aberdeen dragon boat races, 1974

 Aberdeen floating village, 1974

 Aberdeen, sampan and fishing boats at Chinese New Year, 1974

 Cheung Chau Bun Festival, 1974

 Cheung Chau smoker, 1974

Junk off Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Station, 1974

Kowloon train station, the YMCA and the Peninsula Hotel, 1974

Man in old medicine shop in Hollywood Road, 1974

 Pedder Street and corner of Old HK Post Office, 1974

 Pedder Street and Gloucester Building, 1974

 Peel Street, Soho, 1974

 Rowing junk through Lei Yue Mun, 1974

Tai Po Kau boat and people, 1974

 Aberdeen sampans, 1975

Kowloon Warf to Kai Tak from the peak, 1975

 Mandarin Hotel from old Hong Kong Club roof, 1975

 Over the peak, Strawberry Hill and Harbour, 1975

 Sampans off South Bay, 1975

Tai Po Kau sampans, 1975

 Cheung Chau Harbour, 1976

Rickshaws and posters in Western, 1976

Johnston Road, 1976

 Making barrels for the fish, Aberdeen, 1976

 Moon Festival lanterns in Wan Chai, 1976

Mother and child at Aberdeen dragon boat races, 1976

 Junks and sunset, 1977

 Boy in Cheung Chau Bun Festival, 1978

 Courtyard wall, 1978

Elgin Street, 1978

Elgin Street, 1978

 Girl looking after her little brother, Kao Sai Chau, 1978

 Junk in harbour, 1978

 Mong Kok Street, 1978

 Sampans in Tai Po, 1978

 Street in Sheung Wan, 1978

 Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai, 1978

The ship painter with the golden teeth, 1978

 Gough Street, 1979

Gough Street, view from Hollywood Road, 1979

Tai Po Kau, 1979

(Photos and content © Keith Macgregor)



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