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Tanjong Pagar Docks, Singapore, 1890 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 1/9

Scope and Contents

274 x 211 mm. A view looking down onto the Victoria Dock which contains an American-built barque and a steamer, with a large group of the workforce watching the photographer from the dockside. Established in 1863 to cope with increasing congestion in the New Harbour, by 1866 a 750 ft wharf had been built and two years later the graving dock, named after Queen Victoria, was opened. A second graving dock, the Albert Dock, followed in 1879. A period of recession was ended by the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and thereafter the Tanjong Pagar Docks occupied a monopolistic position: in 1885 it took over the Borneo Company wharf and fourteen years later in 1899 bought out the New Harbour Dock Company. It was expropriated by the government in 1905.


  • Creation: 1890 - 1899


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition apart from small tear at one corner.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 742.


This print is reproduced in: Moore, Donald and Joanna (1969), The first 150 years of Singapore, facing p. 473



Date information

DateText: 1890s Dated in Moore (1969) as 1892.


G R Lambert and Co

Finding aid date

2002-04-29 11:52:44+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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