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John Romer arrives in Hong Kong to join the government as Head of Pest Control
Father Anthony Bogadek arrives in Hong Kong to teach at St. Louis School
Gloria Barretto establishes the Hong Kong Wild Orchids Group
Bogadek becomes the first Biology teacher in the St. Louis School
Barretto retires from Tai Po District Office and takes up invitation to work at Kadoorie Agricultural Aid Association
Publication of Hong Kong Orchids by Gloria Barretto and J.L. Youngsaye
Publication of Hong Kong Amphibians and Reptiles by Anthony Bogadek, Stephen J. Karsen, and Michael Wai-neng Lau
Posthumous publication of Barretto's The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong, co-authored with Philip Cribb and Stephen Gale, documenting 126 orchid species.
Moving into an age of environmental consciousness, the study of Hong Kong’s natural world has become more important after the mid-20th century. The role of amateur naturalists did not diminish. Instead, they continued to broaden local scientific knowledge, forming collaborations with professional scientists, and educating future generations of naturalists.
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