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Tolo Jetty, New Territories, Hong Kong 1980

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A civilian boat arriving at Tolo jetty. The pole has been painted in Royal Regiment of Wales regimental colours!

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1980

Tolo Jetty, New Territories, Hong Kong 1980

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A pair of rigid raiders moored up at the jetty. Across the water, the People’s Republic of China.

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1980

Kuk Po Public Pier [????- ]

Pier in Kuk Po (north-eastern part of the New Territories, to the south of Starling Inlet, opposite to Sha Tau Kok). 

Today there is a ferry connection to Sha Tau Kok, but a permit is required to enter Sha Tau Kok. More on wikipedia.

Flag hoisting ceremony at Tai Po 1899

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1899

From the Illustrated London News 1899.

Caption reads:

OUR LATEST ACQUISITION IN THE FAR EAST: HOISTING THE BRITISH FLAG AT TAIPO

tai po police station and temporary buildings

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1902

1899-08-02_Meeting_at_Tai_Po_Market (2)

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Meeting at Tai Po Market between Sir Henry Blake and the gentry and elders of the New Territories communities at which the Governor explained the principles upon which the leased territories would be governed. Gentry and elders assembled to greet the governor and his party, 2 August, 1899.

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

Sir Henry Blake at the Ancestral Hall of Tang Clan in Ping Shan 1899

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These pictures were taken at the Central Hall of the Ancestral Hall of Tang Clan in Ping Shan, Yuen Long, Hong Kong

On the photo right of Governor Blake is Henry Stewart Lockhart, the Colonial Secretary..

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

Meeting at Ping Shan between Sir Henry Blake and the gentry and elders of the New Territories communities

Also availabe at the Public Records Office, Government Records Service

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Meeting at Ping Shan between Sir Henry Blake and the gentry and elders of the New Territories communities at which the Governor explained the principles upon which the leased territories would be governed. Sir Henry Blake reading his address to the gentry and elders. Mr. Stewart Lockhart is on his left, with the interpreter facing the camera, Friday 4 August, 1899.

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

1899-08-02_Meeting_at_Tai_Po_Market

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

Original from the UK National Archives, also availabe at the Public Records Office, Government Records Service

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Meeting at Tai Po Market between Sir Henry Blake and the gentry and elders of the New Territories communities at which the Governor explained the principles upon which the leased territories would be governed. Gentry and elders assembled to greet the governor and his party, 2 August, 1899.

The Anglo-Chinese Boundary 1898

Guest author Klaus Liphard describes how the boundary between the New Territories and China was created in the 1890s.


 

Introduction

At the end of the 19th century, the Chinese Qing Empire was weak. This was utilized by foreign powers - France, Germany, Russia, and also Great Britain - to force China to lease territories to them.

Britain forced China into The Convention Between Great Britain and China Respecting an Extension of Hong Kong Territory, also known as the Second Convention of Peking, which leased the New Territories to Britain for 99 years. The Convention was signed on 9 June 1898 in Peking (Beijing) and became effective on July 1st, 1898. This short convention (the English text is only one and a half pages) included a map showing the new boundary.

Map of Hong Kong in The Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory in 1898
Map of Hong Kong in The Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory
in 1898, by Klaus

 

This map had a small scale only. The eastern end of the boundary on land was at Starling Inlet (Mirs Bay), and the western one at Deep Bay. Between these two end points, a straight line was drawn. The exact course of the boundary had to be negotiated by

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