founding father

By: penangphotolog

Sep 26 2012

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Category: Art, Black & White, Celebrations, Cityscape, Heritage, Images, Penang, People, Personalities, Photography, Portraiture

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Aperture:f/5.4
Focal Length:30.1mm
ISO:160
Shutter:1/1600 sec
Camera:DMC-TZ20
It is hard to believe but nevertheless true that no known image of Captain Francis Light, the founder of modern day Penang ever existed so to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its founding, the Municipal Council decided to commission a bronze statue bearing his name but the facial features of his son Colonel William Light, Surveyor General of the Colony of South Australia and the founding father of Adelaide. Francis Light died of Malaria, age 44 and was buried at the Northam Road Protestant Cemetery. His statue today stood tall at the park inside Fort Cornwallis where he first landed. Picture taken at The Esplanade, Penang.

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2 comments on “founding father”

  1. interesting photo ….

    it’s good to develop new interests.


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