Each topical guide consists of suggested keywords and a list of selected reference materials of the topic concerned. The former guides you to refine the search of a topic and the latter provides you with a reference list, e.g. reference no. and title of an archival record.

Buildings

Government House
Government House

Communications

Hong Kong Post Service
Hong Kong Post Service

Constitution and Administration

 Chinese Language Policy (1970s-1980s)
Chinese Language Policy
(1970s-1980s)
Urban Council (1883 - 1999)
Urban Council
(1883 - 1999)
YOUNG Plan
YOUNG Plan

Education

Free Primary and Junior Secondary Education
Free Primary and Junior Secondary Education
Post Secondary Education (1960s-1970s)
Post Secondary Education
(1960s-1970s)
Rooftop School (1950s-1970s)
Rooftop School
(1950s-1970s)

Environment

Astronomical, Geophysical and Meteorological Records
Astronomical, Geophysical and Meteorological Records

Figures and Organisations

Chinese Leaders and Associations (before 1940s)
Chinese Leaders and Associations
(before 1940s)
Jardine Matheson  & Company
Jardine Matheson & Company
Sir Kai HO Kai
Sir Kai HO Kai

Historical Events

1967 Disturbances
1967 Disturbances
Disasters
Disasters
Future of Hong Kong
Future of Hong Kong
Hong Kong under Japanese Occupation
Hong Kong under Japanese Occupation

Housing

Housing Problem in Hong Kong (1950s - 1960s)
Housing Problem in Hong Kong
(1950s - 1960s)

Industries and Sectors

Agriculture (1950s)
Agriculture (1950s)
Development of Commerce in Hong Kong (1950s - 1960s)
Development of Commerce in Hong Kong (1950s-1960s)
Development of Light Industry in Hong Kong (1950s - 1960s)
Development of Light Industry in Hong Kong
(1950s - 1960s)
Fishermen
Fishermen
Hawker Policy
Hawker Policy
Textile Industry
Textile Industry
Tourism
Tourism

Leisure and Culture

Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Dragon Boat Festival – Dragon Boat Races
Dragon Boat Festival – Dragon Boat Races
Festival of Hong Kong
Festival of Hong Kong
Tin Hau Festival
Tin Hau Festival
Traditional Marriage
Traditional Marriage

Medicine and Health

Cholera
Cholera
Clean Hong Kong Campaign I (1948-1987)
Clean Hong Kong Campaign I
(1948-1987)
Clean Hong Kong Campaign II (1987-2000)
Clean Hong Kong Campaign II
(1987-2000)
Plague (1894-1926)
Plague
(1894-1926)

Planning and Land

Kowloon Walled City Problem (1898 - 1993)
Kowloon Walled City Problem
(1898 - 1993)
Kwun Tong Development (1950s-1970s)
Kwun Tong Development (1950s-1970s)
New Towns Development (1960s-1980s)
New Towns Development (1960s-1980s)
Victoria Harbour Reclamation (1860-1904)
Victoria Harbour Reclamation
(1860-1904)

Population and Immigration

British Nationality Law
British Nationality Law
Hong Kong Identity Card
Hong Kong Identity Card
Population
Population
Vietnamese Refugees
Vietnamese Refugees

Public Order

Anti-Drugs Policy (1946 – 2000s)
Anti-Drugs Policy
(1946 – 2000s)
Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Delinquency

Public Utilities

Electricity Supply in Hong Kong
Electricity Supply in Hong Kong
Water Supply in Hong Kong
Water Supply in Hong Kong

Social Welfare

Social Services
Social Services

Transport

Bus
Bus
Cross-Harbour Tunnel
Cross-Harbour Tunnel
Ferry
Ferry
Kai Tak Airport
Kai Tak Airport
MTR
MTR
Peak Tram
Peak Tram
Public Light Bus
Public Light Bus
Road Safety
Road Safety
Tram
Tram