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HIS385H1: History of Hong Kong

Primary Sources in Books

Historical & Current Hong Kong Government Publications

Hong Kong Annual Reports

1841 - 1941/42: PRINT 

1879 - 1939: ONLINE (through Hong Kong Government Reports Online)

1946 - 1996: ONLINE (through Hong Kong Public Libraries)

1997 - Last year: ONLINE 

Policy Address by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong (Governor prior to the handover)

The policy address was first introduced during the colonial period by Governor Sir Murray MacLehose in 1972 as "Address by His Excellency the Governor". 

1976 - 1997: Print: Per JQ670 A1 G66 at Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library

1976 (Chinese & English), 1977 (English), 1978 (Chinese & English), 1979 (Chinese), 1980 - 1981 (Chinese & English), 11982/83 (English), 1983/84 (English), 1986/87 (Chinese), 1987/1988 (Chinese), 1988/89 (Chinese), 1989/1990 (Chinese), 1991/92 (Chinese & English), 1995/96 (Chinese & English), 1996/1997 (Chinese & English)

1997 - Present: ONLINE 

Hong Kong Government Gazette:

Online: current & key word search May, 2000 - Present

           1842 -1941 

Print: 1951 - 1970 in B2 storage, 1971 - current in periodical area, with gaps.

         v.125 (1983:Jan.7)-v.126 (1984:Dec.) 

Microfilm: 1853 - 1961 (MF0525 - MF0630), Supplements 1971-73 (MF0631 - MF0636). Please request at the front desk of Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library.

Hong Kong Sessional Papers

Print: Index to the sessional papers of Hong Kong 1879-1982

Online: Sessional Papers: 1884 - 1940

Microfilm: 1884 - 1949 (MF0698 - MF0707) Please request at the front desk of Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library.

Hong Kong Blue Books: 

Print: 1887 - 193Hong Kong blue book for the year ...

Online: 1871 - 1940 

Microfilm: 1884 - 1940 (MF0708 -MF0736) Please request at the front desk of Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library.

Hong Kong Hansard (Reports of the meetings of the Legislative Council): 

Online: 1858 - Present year,  

Microfilm: 1892 - 1992 (MF0637 - MF068) Please request at the front desk of Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library.

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