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1902 Victoria view

Guess this is the construction of the Dry Dock at the Naval Dockyard. Probably more 1904 than 1902.

With HMS Tamar.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1904

Planes in Flight over Admiralty

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935

Likely from HMS Hermes

1930s Ship dock air view

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Tidal basin 1970

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1970

Cropped fr

Tidal basin 1962

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1962

From Wikipedia: By Chingleung - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15982107

Photo taken between 1961 and 1963. 

Handover of military areas to the HK Government

Construction of Harcourt Road

After the end of WW2, the military and naval premises were repaired from war damages and used further on. Mainly on Hong Kong Island, these areas were situated right in the centre of the developing city. Any expansion to the east was impeded by these areas, mainly in the aspect of traffic (i.e. motor vehicles).

Harcourt road_proposal

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1959

The map shows the “New Road Reserve”. It’s from the OFFICIAL REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS. Meeting of 7th October, 1959. Unfortunately, the map is shown only for the western part, so the eastern one is added from the 1957 Gwulo map (including a hand-drawn estimated road course).

1961 Admiralty view

This photo from end of 1960/early 1961 shows the construction of Harcourt Road. The reclamation of a part of the Boal Pool has been finished, the same applies to Gloucester Road behind the Wanchai Police Headquarters. The new wall around the area that the Admiralty will still use has been built already.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1961

1960's Admiralty dock

I believe this photo shows the reclamation work for Harcourt Road at the Boat Pool/Camber during 1960.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

Harcourt Road [1961- ]

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