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Chi. Name: 艾京生钟楼
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The Atkinson Clock Tower was built in memory the first District officer of Jesselton, Francis George Atkinson. He died of 'Borneo fever' in 1902 at the age of28.The clock was originally lit up at night acted as a beacon for shipping. It was one of three buildings that survived the destruction of the Second World War. Over the year it has undergone renovations and repair but has managed to retain most of its original characteristics.


英国人千山万水来到婆罗洲建立殖民地,难免要面对重要的困难与挑战,热带疾病就是其中之一。哲斯顿的第一任总督弗朗西斯乔治艾京生,在28岁壮年就因染上疟疾而去世。他在英国的母亲玛丽爱迪特女士,于1905年在巴莱士山丘建了一座钟楼,以纪念他英年早逝的儿子。这座以mirabau木板材料建造的钟楼,板块已腐朽(近年来虽已更换),建筑物外型原貌却保持完好。这座钟楼从建立到1956年,一直是进入港口的船只辨识方向的导航装置。随着高楼大厦的林立,从海上便再也看不到这座钟楼了。1983年,它被列为历史遗物古迹。

 
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