Hong Kong 1969
I learned to scuba dive. My dear friend Greta and I had our wet suits custom made and the proprietor took photos.
We were embarrassed, the wet-suits added several pounds to our svelte figures. But we didn't expect anyone to see the blown up photos in the down-market area where his business was situated.
It took about three days ...
Hong Kong Sailing
Twiggy and I on Peta Ann sailing in Hong Kong. Six months later we would sail off on a remarkable adventure together. I had to do a second-take - my brain said he was holding a mobile phone, it was 1969!
Chinese New Year 1969
Aberdeen in the 1960s was a thriving fishing village in the South of Hong Kong Island. Chinese New Year was the only time the whole fleet stayed home and it was a fantastic time to visit and watch all the fun and activity.
Gill with Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, in Background
You can see a glimpse here of the old Repulse Bay Hotel before it was pulled down after I left Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Sunsets
Gerry at the Cafe and Enterprise Sailing Dinghies on Stanley Beach.
Hong Kong Junks 1969
Often we sailed past wonderfully photogenic junks.
Enterprises on Stanley Beach, Hong Kong
Lau Fau Shan Oyster Beds & Market, New Territories, Hong Kong 1970
Working in Hong Kong 1968-1970
My office was near the Hilton and the Hong Kong Cricket Ground. Connie Tang was my assistant and is pictured here in the office we shared.
Gerry at work in Hong Kong
Gill Hong Kong 1969
Sailing at Gordon Hard, New Territories, Hong Kong 1969
Competition sailing but this glorious spot could also quickly become very rough.
After Work in Hong Kong, I played
Sailing, capsizing and water-skiing after work in Hong Kong, 1969/1970
Stanley Beach, Hong Kong 1969
Ah Loong and his granddaughter at work on Stanley Beach. Ah Loong looked after the boats for the army sailing club.
Hong Kong Friendships 1960s
Takako and Greta on Stanley Beach when Greta taught me how to swim and a picture of Takako in Macau.
Stanley Market, Hong Kong 1969/70
This was my local shopping centre!
Hong Kong Skyline
The perspectives are not the same but it does give some idea - the first drawing is 1970 and the second is a recent stock photo.
APB Advertising 1968 - 1970
A look at the advertising campaigns we ran in the late 1960s at the Advertising & Publicity Bureau!
I did not start my life in Sydney.
The journey to Australia was a blustery passage, boisterous and blessed. Pausing in many countries, I unwittingly traded scraps of my heart for other shards of exotic savvy and grit. I enjoy writing now: examining those exchanges of spirit and musing on my arrival at this point in time.
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