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Hong Kong Island from the Harbour, 1906 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30383A/4

Scope and Contents

1043 x 216 mm. A four-part panorama of the water-front and city of Victoria, Hong Kong, with Victoria Peak in the background, taken after the completion of the Chater reclamation. Section 1, from left to right along the waterfront, shows the Queen's Building, St. George's Building and King's Building. To the left of the Queen's Building, the British Military Hospital (Bowen Road) may be seen two-thirds of the way up the slope. Section 2 includes the 'South China Morning Post' building with the 'Victoria Lithographic Press' on its ground floor, next to the 'Douglas Steamship Company'.

The photographer has not been identified. Taken after 1906 as the Chater reclamation was completed in 1904 and the Bowen Road hospital completed in 1906 (and officially opened in July 1907). It has been suggested that the photograph was taken in the first half of 1906 owing to: the presence of the paddle streamer 'Hankow' (the streamer was destroyed by fire in Oct. 1906); the presence of the Urinal on Connaught Street (opened in 1906); the lack of damage to the roof of Blake Pier and the new Post Office (both damaged by typhoon in Sept. 1906) (source: Klaus Liphard, contributor to Gwulo: Old Hong Kong).


  • Creation: 1906 - 1930

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

fair to good condition (slight staining in left hand corner, and remains of creases to far right)

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2014-10-23 10:35:37+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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