Fort King George, Tobago

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dc.contributor.author Khan, Farouk
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-12T13:27:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-12T13:27:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-12T13:27:10Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6324
dc.description Colour: Coloured; Style: Landscape; Other: Unbordered, Divided en
dc.description.abstract This picturesque photograph of Fort King George, Tobago displays its well manicured grounds – large trees, palms, flowering plants, sculptured shrubs and a beautiful lawn. Two cannons are pointing in opposite directions and someone is looking out to the sea, at top left of the photograph. Fort King George is at the top a hill about 400 feet above Scarborough - the capital of Tobago, Rockley Bay and the harbour. It was built by the British as a strategic vantage point in the 1770s and was named in honour of King George III who reigned over Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820. The French took the fort and renamed it Fort Castries and occupied it from 1781-1793 but the British recaptured it. The fort was abandoned in 1854. It is one of the Tobago's top historical attractions. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Print Master Limited, Trinidad en
dc.rights Please contact the Main Library, The University of the West Indies for permission to use the digitized images. wimail@sta.uwi.edu en
dc.subject Postcards en
dc.subject Fortification--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Trees--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Military history en
dc.subject Ordnance--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Fort King George (Tobago) en
dc.title Fort King George, Tobago en
dc.type Image en


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