Liu Ruozeng addressing emigrant families leaving for North Borneo, Tianjin (天津)

Liu Ruozeng addressing emigrant families leaving for North Borneo, Tianjin (天津)




University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA27-09. Sir West Ridgeway’s Chinese labour scheme with the British North Borneo Company. The ‘Civil Governor Liu Jo Tseng’ is probably Liu Ruozeng (劉若曾, 1860-1929), the acting head of the Civil Government in Zhili province, 1913-1914. See NA27-01 and NA27-08 (more photographs including Liu Ruozeng). From an album in The National Archives entitled ‘MISCELLANEOUS 20. Photograph album. Photographs depict scenes of emigrants from China leaving under British supervision to British North Borneo in the 1920s. (CO 1069/794)’. Crown copyright image reproduced by permission of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the information provided. This image may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK. Telephone: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action.

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His Excellency the Civil Governor Liu Jo Tseng addressing the settlers before their departure.



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The National Archives, London

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