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This series of pictures were taken on February 24, 1906 at the unveiling ceremony of a statue celebrating Sir Thomas Jackson. It was erected at Statue Square in Hong Kong and is only one of two statues remaining that were erected in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Sharon Oddie Brown. January 31, 2011
Update February 2, 2011. Photo restorations by Venetia Bowman-Vaughan & one new photo added.

SEE ALSO: News Account of the Event. Also I will post a Blog describing a bit about the statue. If old pictures of Hong Kong interest you, you may also enjoy the photos at: Gwalo: Old Hong Kong

The statue is being transported to the site.
From the collection of Christine Wright of Gilford Castle.
The foundation stone is being lowered.
From the collection of Annabel Bowman-Vaughan Meadows. The restoration of this photo was accomplished by Venetia Bowman-Vaughan.
Sir Thomas Jackson is seated in a light coloured suit.
The flags as described in the news coverage are visible.
From the collection of Christine Wright of Gilford Castle.

The moment of unveiling. From the collection of Christine Wright of Gilford Castle.
NOTE:The restoration of this photo was accomplished by Venetia Bowman-Vaughan..

From the collection of Annabel Bowman-Vaughan Meadows.
The restoration of this photo was accomplished by Venetia Bowman-Vaughan..
The moment the statue is revealed.
From the collection of Christine Wright of Gilford Castle.
This is a second perspective of the photo above. From the collection of Annabel Bowman-Vaughan Meadows, London, England.
The restoration of this photo was accomplished by Venetia Bowman-Vaughan.
From the collection of Annabel Bowman-Vaughan Meadows, London, England.
Statu8e Square, 1918.
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From the collection of Annabel Bowman-Vaughan Meadows. In the future, I hope to get a better image of this. I recall that the original was not blurred.
From the collection of Annabel Bowman-Vaughan Meadows. The clothing and buildings would seem to indicate that this photo is pre-WWI.
Queen Victoria's statue is at the roundabout. This is an undated photo, but seems to be early in the 1900s. From the collection of Christine Wright of Gilford Castle.
From the collection of Pat Roberts, England.
From the collection of Colin Gilmore, Australia.

 

 

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