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Forgotten SoulsA Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery$
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Patricia Lim

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099906

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.001.0001

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Beachcombers and Destitutes

Beachcombers and Destitutes

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(p.211) Chapter 9 Beachcombers and Destitutes
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Forgotten Souls
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Patricia Lim

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0010

This chapter discusses briefly the beachcombers and the destitutes, who were considered a class of underdog in Hong Kong. It also discusses the most talked-of pauper known to be buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery, P. Caulincourt McSwyney. He was reported to have been a graduate of Dublin University and was said to be a corrupt member of the civil service, along with Sheriff Charles Holdforth.

Keywords:   beachcombers, destitutes, underdog, pauper, P. Caulincourt Mc Swyney, corrupt, civil service, Sheriff Charles Holdforth

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