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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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Women and Children

Women and Children

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(p.269) Chapter 13 Women and Children
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Forgotten Souls
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Patricia Lim

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0014

This chapter discusses the women and children who are buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery. It is stated that the average age of death for the fifty-four women found in the Cemetery from 1845 to 1860 was just over 31 years. Some of the women were army wives, while others managed to run their own businesses. Others had died during childbirth. Some of the women had given birth almost every year. Children were also at risk from ill health during this time, especially the infants and weaning babies, as the milk or water they drank could not be sterilized.

Keywords:   women, children, average age of death, Hong Kong Cemetery

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