Chronology

1908 Born in Stuttgart, Germany
1926-29 Attended Queen Katherine Convent, Stuttgart
1929-31 Studied at the State Institute for Photography, Munich
1932 Photographic assistant in the studio of Adolf Lazi, Stuttgart
1932-33 Photographic assistant for Olga Linekelmann, Hamburg
1933-38 Manager of Hartung's Photoshop, Peking

While in China, Hedda made the following journeys:

1933 Yungang Caves, Shanxi
1934 Zhengding, Hebei
1934-35 Chengde (Jehol), Hebei
1935 Hua Shan, Shaanxi
1936 The "Lost Tribe Country," Hebei
1937 Weihaiwei and Qingdao on the Shandong coast
1940 Baoding, Hebei
1942 Qufu and Mount Tai, Shandong
1944 Nanjing (Nanking), Jiangsu
1946 Married Alastair Morrison
1946-47 Lived in Hong Kong
1947-48 Lived in Sarikei, Lower Rejang, Sarawak
1948 Lived in Binatang, Lower Rejang, Sarawak
1949-50 Lived in Lawas District, Sarawak
1951-52 Lived in Kanowit, Middle Rejang, Sarawak
1953 Lived in Baram District, Sarawak
1954-67 Lived in Kuching, Sarawak
1960-66 Employed part-time by the Information Office of the Sarawak government
1965 Awarded Honorary Pegawa Bintang Sarawak for services to the state of Sarawak
1967 Settled in Canberra, Australia
1991 Died in Canberra, aged 82

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