Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Thistle and BambooThe Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Shiona Airlie

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028924

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HONG KONG SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hong Kong University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HKSO for personal use (for details see http://www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 March 2018

Triumphs and Tribulations (1895–1898)

Triumphs and Tribulations (1895–1898)

(p.76) Chapter 5 Triumphs and Tribulations (1895–1898)
Thistle and Bamboo

Shiona Airlie

Hong Kong University Press

On 26 March 1895, James Stewart Lockhart was finally appointed to the post he had first applied for six years earlier. He became Colonial Secretary, the Governor of Hong Kong's most senior official. His power within the colony was immense, for, as an economy measure, the posts of Colonial Secretary and Registrar General had been combined into a single appointment. It is difficult to appreciate the enormous variety of problems, both major and minor, which Stewart Lockhart was called upon to solve on a daily basis. In addition, his reverence for the statute of law and his abhorrence of those who broke it crossed all boundaries of race, creed, and social status. 1898 was a year of immense importance not only for Stewart Lockhart, but for the colony of Hong Kong as well. Moreover, he was to become completely immersed in the leasing and organization of the New Territories.

Keywords:   James Stewart Lockhart, Colonial Secretary, Hong Kong, governor, Registrar General, New Territories

Hong Kong Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .