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Early China Coast MeteorologyThe Role of Hong Kong$
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P. Kevin MacKeown

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028856

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.001.0001

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A Director for the New Observatory

A Director for the New Observatory

(p.55) 3 A Director for the New Observatory
Early China Coast Meteorology

P. Kevin MacKeown

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines the history of the selection of the founding director of the Hong Kong Observatory. It suggests that the history of the role of the founding director of the new observatory is as much an integral part of the story of its establishment as the history of the role of the political machinations that attended its planning, and the infrastructural developments necessary for its realization. The chapter provides information on the professional background of August William Doberck, the founding director the observatory who served as the institution's leader for twenty-four years.

Keywords:   Hong Kong Observatory, founding director, August William Doberck, political machinations, observatory

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