The Governor’s hat!
Ho loi mo geen!
My question is about the rather fine ‘official’ head attire of the colonial governors. My mother worked in The Bank, as it was always referred to. She told me that one day she looked out of her north facing window down into Des Veoux Road and found that she was looking directly down onto the white plumage adorning the top of the governor’s helmet. She said they were ostrich feathers.
I wonder if anyone can substantiate which bird provided the rather splendid decorations?
I’d also love to know when that regalia ceased to be used? I am not sure I’ve ever seen a photo of Chris Patten wearing it?