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06 Picturesque HK Hong Kong from Kowloon

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1899

Western Praya in Tsim Sha Tsui

The Government Notification no. 356 in Hongkong Government Gazette released on 3 September 1887 mentions:

The Road which runs parallel to the Western Praya at Kowloon Point, on the Eastern side of Marine Lots Nos. 9, 10, 11, 20, 21, 21A and 22, shall from henceforth be known as and designated MacDonnell Road.

Panorama of City from TST

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1879
Places shown in this photo: 

Opposite view to this Panorama, same date: http://gwulo.com/atom/25852

Taken from the Water Police Station in Tsim Sha Tsui. 

Soure is Probably National Archives UK

1986 - helicopter view of Tsim Sha Tsui

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1986

Taken on helicopter tour of Hong Kong

1986 - helicopter view of Tsim Sha Tsui

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1986

Taken on helicopter tour of Hong Kong

1986 - helicopter view of Tsim Sha Tsui

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1986
Places shown in this photo: 

Taken on helicopter tour of Hong Kong

Pedders Hill, the Peak and Fort Victoria

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1857

From the illustrated London News 11 April 1857

I have transcribed the part about the thre photos, ? means I was unsure of the word:

First is the mast ? of Pedder's Hill, late the Harbourmasters residence and offices, 84 feet above and 800 from high water mark. This view is taken from the 3 gun battery infrom of the new Government ?

Fort Victoria Kowloon

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1841
Places shown in this photo: 

Held in the Hong Kong Museum of Art collection

Fort Victoria

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1841
Places shown in this photo: 

Illustration from Allom's China

A picturesque view of the Fort occupied by the British on Kowloon, looking towards the Peak. The position is marked on the Royal Panorama Sheet, cf. No. 15, and is marked * No. 49, Original Chinese Fort, called by the English, Fort Victoria The letterpress to the plate says:—

 

Fort Victoria [????-c.1861]

Date Place demolished: 
c.1861-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Old Chinese Fort taken over and named Fort Victoria by  British Soldiers

When Pottinger returned to Hong Kong on 15th October 1841 he was displeased with Alexander Robert Johnson, the first administrator of Hong Kong for, amongst other things:

he failed to carry out instructions to demolish a small British fort, Victoria fort, on the Kowloon peninsula, whose evacuation had been agreed on. 

From: A Biographical Sketch-book of Early Hong Kong by B.G. Endacott p56

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