"Vicissitudes of History : Early Development of Yau Ma Tei" in Talk Series of "Traces of Yau Ma Tei: Life of the Early Chinese People"
Publication Date: 2023-06-29
Organised by Tung Wah Museum and In assoication with Hong Kong Museum of History
Speaker : Mr KO Tim Keung (Researcher on Hong Kong History)
"Traces of Yau Ma Tei: Life of the Early Chinese People" Talk Series First talk: "Vicissitudes of History: Early Development of Yau Ma Tei"
The development of Yau Ma Tei began in the 1860s. After the devastating typhoon in 1874, the government redeveloped the area and Yau Ma Tei was the first town on the Kowloon peninsula built using modern urban planning concepts. Through historical maps and photographs, the speaker will narrate the rise of this Chinese community.