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: Reception for Duke of Connaught at Hong Kong
: An official reception for the Duke of Connaught at Pedder's Wharf. The Indian Guard of Honour and a military band wait on the pier for his arrival, whilst several small boats line the route of his approach into the harbour. The Duke made his visit shortly before a devastating typhoon struck the city on 18 September. Original manuscript caption: 8.06. Hong Kong. Reception of Prince Arthur at Pedder's Wharf, 11.0 a.m. Bright Sunshine, Cloudless Sky (1) P & O S.S. Dongola, with H.R.H. on board at man-o-war anchorage. (2) H.M.S. Sutlej (3) H.M.S. Hague (4 funnels) (4) H.M.S. Bonaventura. (5) H.M.S. Tamar (depot ship)(2,000 tons displacement) (6) One of usual coasting passenger steamers on Hong Kong At entrance right of picture note works connected with New Naal Dock. A few of our 200 launches lining route of approach of H.R.H. Guard of Honour of Indians on pier,. British on shore. (not seen) Note temporary looking roof to pier - a more permanent structure would be as liable to disaster during Typhoon and would cost 20 times as much.
Hong Kong, China
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: 1 b/w photograph glued into album