Winter Solstice, December 22, 1969

Archival inkjet print, 52 x 82 cm, 2019


Photographed in black and white film on December 22, 2019 at Tai Woo Mansion, Tsui Woo Terrace, Quarry Bay.

On December 22, 1969 at the Taikoo Dockyard Chinese Welfare Centre (located in where Tai Woo Mansion stands today), a gang fight for a dance partner occurred in a party of over 300 people in the early hours. There were fistfights and glass bottles flying, and a 17-year old boy was killed by a hit in the head with a hard object. Another 17-year old dockyard work was injured and sent to hospital.