Bronze Statue of King George VI

 

The bronze statue, by famous British sculptor Gilbert Ledward, was erected in 1958 in commemoration of Hong Kong’s 100th anniversary (1841 – 1941).  On the same spot once stood a statue of Sir Arthur Kennedy, the seventh Governor of Hong Kong, as a tribute to his achievements while in office (1872 – 1877).  It was shipped to Japan and melted during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong (1941 – 1945).

A statue of Sir Arthur Kennedy, the seventh Governor of Hong Kong
A statue of Sir Arthur Kennedy, the seventh Governor of Hong Kong

 

Bronze Statue of King George VI
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