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|Image 4: Liz Chater. A snapshot of some of the intricate detail|
|Image 5: Liz Chater. A snapshot of some of the intricate detail|
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- I had first made contact with the family in 2005
- Penny owned and was custodian of the scroll
- I had seen and photographed it with Penny's permission
- It was a cherished family heirloom
- Penny was only contactable via post or telephone
Or was it?
The museum once again contacted me four years later in 2015 with the exciting news that there were plans to renovate the permanent exhibition of 'The Hong Kong Story'. My posting on the gwulo.com site(http://gwulo.com/william-robinson-hong-kong-governor) had reminded them of the scroll's existence and what a gem it was. Again, I attempted to help them.
What I was able to do was find and make contact with Penny's son, I made a phone call, explained who I was and asked them if they minded if I could put them in touch with the museum. They agreed.
That day I felt I had really achieved progress, I had successfully connected the family with the museum, and duly introduced them via email.
|Image 8: The Lugard Tribute by the University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong|
|Image 9: Liz Chater. The complete Robinson Tribute|
This was indeed a 12 year serendipitous journey.
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|Image 14: Liz Chater Private Archive. William Robinson portrait as Governor in the Bahamas 1878.|