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John BOWRING [1792-1872]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bowring
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
1792-10-17
Birthplace (town, state): 
Exeter, Devon
Death
Date: 
1872-11-23

Sir John Bowring was the fourth Governor of Hong Kong (1854-1859).

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Governor Peel and AG Alabaster at Kwanti Races

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1934
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This is a picture from 1934 of Governor Sir William Peel and the Attorney General C Grenville Alabaster at the Kwanti Races. 

Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils 1908

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1908

This is a collection of photos of members of the Excutive and Legislative Councils in 1908 from Twentieth Century Treaty Ports.  The names of those pictured are set out below.  A * indicates the person is a member of Exco. All, except Sir Paul Chater, were members of Legco.

1.Hon. Commander Basil R.H. Taylor R.N.

2.Hon Mr H.E. Pollock, K.C.

3.Hon. Mr A.W. Brewin

4.Hon. Dr. J.M. Atkinson*

5.His Excellency Major-General Broadwood, C.B.*

6.Hon. Mr William Chatham, C.M.G*

7.Hon. Mr A.M. Thomson*

1940s Boats Alongside Praya Central

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Boats alongside Praya Central, The Hong Kong Club and Butterfield and Swire Building can be seen.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949
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Mountain Lodge/ Peak Umbrella Seat

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920
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Governor Cutting Cake at Ninth Exhibition

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

I'm not sure of the exact year, but some of my father's photos are dated 1949, he left HK in early 1951, and this looks like Governor Grantham (judging from the Wikipedia image of him), who took office in 1947.

After the war, my father (Thomas Edgar) worked for the Cheung family's Garden Company, which, as his note on the back tells us, provided the tea for the ninth Exhibition. But does anyone know what this Exhibition was?

Edward Youde memorial Canterbury Cathedral

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Governor Edward Youde, d. 1986. His ashes were buried in the memorial garden of Canterbury Cathedral, according to the plaque.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2010
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William ROBINSON [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Robinson
Given: 
William

Sir William Robinson - Governor of HK 1891-1898

At a time when Sir Paul Chater was at the pinnacle of his career and was as fully focused on the development of, and the continuation of the growth process that Hong Kong was undergoing, due, in no small part to both of these men.  Sir William, perhaps not as popular as previous Governors of the Colony, nor indeed as Sir Paul himself, but nonetheless his time and presence in Hong Kong was clearly appreciated by the Chinese community. 

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