The statue of King George VI was erected in 1958 on the pedestal where the statue of Sir Arthur Kennedy stood (the latter was removed by the Japanese during WW II and probably melted down). Source <Read more ...>
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With no apologies for Victorian racial stereotyping, the doggerel verse at the bottom of the card reads:
"To Topside Hill from where my stand
My look see plenty Hong so new
My neva have see place mo gland
And neva talke thing mo true
My look the roads, the ship, the tree
And thinkee my no place have see
So nice Hong Kong"
The paint palette on the left has written on it, "A happy new year to you".
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Part of a collection of pictures made by Jim Watkins (deceased) of Henley In Arden, England while on military service in Hong Kong probably1947. <Read more ...>
Is it possible that a stream existed in 1909 from below Mountain Lodge to the Botanical Gardens? I am following up a story and I need to know.
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