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Frederick Stewart’s Biography in the Context of Colonial Hong Kong

Speaker : Dr. Gillian Bickley

Date & Time : 4 October 2019 (Friday); 3:00-4:20 p.m.

Venue : D3-LP-13

Dr Gillian Bickley has spent many years working with primary materials from 19th century history. She is the author of The Stewarts of Bourtreebush (2003) and The Golden Needle: The Biography of Frederick Stewart (1836-1889) (1997), and editor of The Complete Court Cases of Magistrate Frederick Stewart (2008), A Magistrate's Court in Nineteenth Century Hong Kong: Court in Time (2009), The Development of Education in Hong Kong, 1841-1897 (2002) and Hong Kong Invaded! A ’97 Nightmare (2001); the Editor of Through American Eyes: The Journals (18 May 1859-1 September 1860) of George Washington (Farley) Heard (1837-1875) (2017) and Journeys with a Mission: Travel Journals of the Right Revd George Smith (1815-1871), first Bishop of Victoria, Hong Kong (1849-1865) (2018). She is also a well-published and prize-winning poet, translated into many languages. With her husband, Verner Bickley, she is the founder of two annual international Literary Prizes, the Proverse Prize for book-length work (awarded since 2009) and the Proverse Poetry Prize for single poems (awarded since 2016).