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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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Servants of the Crown

Servants of the Crown

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(p.113) Chapter 5 Servants of the Crown
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Forgotten Souls
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Patricia Lim

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0006

This chapter discusses the civil servants in Hong Kong, who have been divided into four fairly arbitrary categories that range from the gaolers and police constables to the governor. The top civil servants were the heads of the departments, their deputies, and the consular service who were considered as part of the Hong Kong elite. The middle civil servants were the clerks. The lesser civil servants were those who worked in the police or prison service. The lifestyles of each type of civil servant and the problems of Hong Kong's civil service are discussed.

Keywords:   civil servants, categories, consular service, clerks, police service, prison service, lifestyles, problems

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