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Centenary, Singapore, 1919, 1919

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 1/55

Scope and Contents

112 x 150 mm. Showing the crowd gathered outside the Victoria Memorial Hall on February 6 1919 for the ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the settlement. To celebrate the occasion Raffles statue was moved from its original location on the Padang and placed, together with an inscribed tablet, in front of the hall. The unveiling was performed by Sir Arthur Young (Governor of the Straits Settlements 1911-1919) who can be seen reading the address near the base of the statue.

Dates

  • 1919

Creator

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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.

Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Former / Other Reference

L-C 47

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Langham-Carter gift.

Related Materials

For a view of the original location of the statue see BAM 1/25. For a view of the statue at its reinstatement after the war see BAM 1/75.

General

PJ.

Originator(s)

Unknown; Carter, William, Langham-, 1869-1940

Finding aid date

2002-05-03 14:55:56+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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