|David McLean & Thomas Jackson - 1866|
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Shameless Self Promotion #1
Sir Thomas Jackson and The Bank:
Not your average banker
Thursday, 22nd November, 2012
This talk is the second in the series on notable Hong Kong personalities of the 19th Century, and will present a marked contrast to Sir Patrick Pope Hennessy’s life and times in Hong Kong. For Sir Thomas, (known as “TJ” in the Bank) was certainly not your average bank manager, and with few formal qualifications, would probably be lucky to get an interview for a teller’s post these days; but, this is a tale of a young man, son of an Irish tenant farmer, who ended up by reshaping international banking in the Far East in the late 1800s.
Our Speaker, Ms Sharon Oddie Brown, is based in Roberts Creek, BC, Canada, and is a distant relative of the Jackson family. She is now writing a biography of Sir Thomas, his family and life during those exciting times of the late 19th century Hong Kong.She is presently in HK to research some missing items and is also hoping for further useful leads through this talk. She will have available original photos of personalities, Peak houses, gardens and the LRC for our comment. Sharon has written the prize-winning book “Some Become Flowers” and runs a very active blog containing a wide range of topics, including organic farming and cooking, as well as plenty of history
Find out : Why Sir Thomas is the only statue in Statue Square and why are there no Royals?
Who polished Sir Thomas’s shoes? What is Sir Thomas’s connection with the USA?
What was the big scandal at the Ladies Recreation Club?
Why was the HSBC known as the “Old Cow”? And much more....
Speaker: Ms. Sharon Oddie Brown
Date/Time: Thursday, 22nd November 6:30pm (Cash bar is open from 6.00 pm).
Venue: The Helena May (Garden Room), Garden Road, Hong Kong..
Posted by SharonOddieBrown at 4:51 PM