Monday, August 24, 2009 | By: Rudi Butt

Entrepreneurial Undertaker

The following advertisement appeared in the 'Friends of China' on October 19, 1843.

Mr. Christopher begs to inform the inhabitants of Victoria, Hongkong:that he has opened a Billard Room, in the Queen's Road opposite the Hongkong Market, and trusts by attention to his customers that he will obtain a liberal share of public patronage.

Mr. Christopher begs to inform the inhabitants of Victoria, that he undertakes funeral in all their arrangement.
N.B. he has got a respecable hearse.
Friends of China is the first English newspaper published in Hon Kong --- 'Hongkong Gazette' (supposedly Hong Kong's first English newspaper) was published in Macao.

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