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British stone marker stating the 114'30" E boundary at sea dated 1902 [1902-2007]

Date Place completed: 
1902-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
2007-12-31

The marker is approximate.  However for the accuracy of the then Royal Navy Engineers/Survayers I am pretty sure the stone used to sit exactly on the 114'30" E longitude.

Thanks for JW for this piece of Old News.  Back in 2007 archeologists in Shenzhen had discover this stone marker at the tip of the Xichong (西沖)。 It was the boundary marker setup by the British for the seaward boundary concerning the taking (or lease, depends on how you look at it) of the New Territories.

Beacon - Tai Po Tau 大步頭墩台 (according to 新安縣誌), early Qing. [????- ]

Location is just a speculation.  It is based upon a present day village called Ying Pun Ha (營盤下)。Ying Pun (營盤) means a military camp and Ha (下) means under/below.  The name of the village literally means "the village below the military camp' in English.  If the beacon was there it would be somewhere along the ridge.

Another New Territories photo, 1974

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1974
Places shown in this photo: 

My grandparents took this photo in 1974. Does anyone know where it was taken? Shatin, Tai Wai?

New Territories photo, 1974. Can anyone locate the exact place?

My grandparents took this photo in 1974. Does anyone have a clue as to where it was taken?

Where is this?-now identified as Shau Tau Kok & Starling Inlet

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1978

A location I cannot recognise. Long pier, very shallow shoreline, modern buildings plus off-shore islands 

Farms-New Territories

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1978

A sight rarely seen in Hong Kong these days. Neatly terraced farms.

Hong Kong 1955-56

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