Project Description

‘HONG KONG HOUSE’, HKETO SYDNEY, WATERMARK PRESS, 2012

This book was prepared for the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, to celebrate the history, connections and presence of Hong Kong in Sydney and Australia. The 144 page 25 cms. square format book was published by HKETO as a ‘cultural gift’ for Chinese and Australasian clients and traces the history and events relating to the Hong Kong government’s premises in central Sydney. Hong Kong House was formerly the Hotel Gresham, located between the Queen Victoria Building and the Sydney Town Hall, at the corner of York and Druitt Streets. Prior to the Hotel Gresham, the site was occupied by the Police Office Hotel, and humble dwelling houses. The book traces this history utilising the extraordinarily rich images available from archives in Sydney and Canberra.