Monday, May 23, 2016

History of Government House in Bombay {official residence of the Governor} 1700 - 2016

 Government House, Fort, Bombay.

Lithograph of the Government House in the Fort in Bombay by Jose M. Gonsalves (fl. 1826-c.1842). Plate 2 from his 'Lithographic Views of Bombay' published in Bombay in 1826. Gonsalves, thought to be of Goan origin, was one of the first artists to practice lithography in Bombay and specialised in topographical views of the city.

The location of the Government House in Bombay changed several times. Originally, the Government House was located in Bombay Castle.


The second Government House, shown in this view, was situated in the fort area on Apollo Street and functioned as the official residence of the Governor until 1829.
 below:- Apollo street of Bombay fort


Scotch Church, Court-House, and entrance to the Dock-Yard [Bombay].--Photographer: Scott, Charles Medium: Photographic print Date: 1850--

THE ICE HOUSE NEXT TO THE CHURCH (DOMED STRUCTURE);WHERE ICE IMPORTED BY SHIP WAS STORED;TILL ICE MAKING WAS DISCOVERED ;NEXT BUILDING IS LAW COURT

Photograph from 'Views in the island of Bombay' by Charles Scott,1850s. This is a view looking north along Apollo Street from the Apollo Gate towards the dockyards entrance on the right. The Scotch Church stands in the left foreground, with Hornby House beyond. The classic Georgian style Saint Andrew's or Scotch Kirk was completed in 1819. Hornby House, which initially began as a residence to the Governor Hornby, served as the Law Court until the late 1870s when it became the Great Western Hotel. Between this building and the church, stands the domed Ice-House, erected by subscription in 1843 for the consignments of ice which were imported regularly and sold to the public. When ice began to be manufactured in Bombay the Ice-House lost its purpose and was used as a godown until it was demolished years later.
A PALKHI WALA (PALANQUIN CARRIER)CAN BE SEEN SITTING NEXT TO THE PALKHI ;NEAR CHURCH STEPS.THE ROAD LEADS TO THE 'CHURCH GATE' OF THE BOMBAY FORT WALL

Apollo Gate, Bombay. 1833 below:-
 The third Government House at Parel had already been used as a Country retreat for the Governor from 1719.
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 The third Government House at Parel had already been used as a Country retreat for the Governor from 1719. Day & Son from Sir Harry Darrell's China, India and the Cape London, 1852. Proof. > Large image

'Parell. The Government House, Bombay'. Lithograph by Day & Son from Sir Harry Darrell's China, India and the Cape London, 1852. Proof.

'Parell. The Government House, Bombay'.  Lithograph by Day & Son from Sir Harry Darrell's China, India and the Cape London, 1852.  Proof.

'Parell. The Government House, Bombay'


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In the 1880s, the location of the Government House was moved once again to Malabar Point.
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above photo of malabar hill forest;below matunga forest 1850's At Walkeshwar Road
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Bombay. On the Walkeshur Road. Viceregal carriage and mounted escort passing along the road- Lord Curzon's visit to Bombay
Raj Bhavan Area
Approximately 50 Acres of Raj Bhavan

1858-BOMBAY FORT

*"Visit of the Viceroy of India to the Sassoon Dock at Bombay," from the Illustrated London News, 1865*


A view at Calbadavie [Bombay].


Photograph of Kalbadevi, Bombay from 'Views in the island of Bombay' by Charles Scott,1850s.



(The Almost Complete) History of Raj Bhavan, Mumbai | The Creativity ...

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Nov 19, 2014 - Located in the plush Malabar Hill Area of Mumbai it occupies 50 acres of ... the formal transfer of Government House from Parel to Malabar Point. ... When the wife of Governor James Ferguson (1880 – 1885) died in Parel due ...

Government House, Fort, Bombay. - British Library

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... been used as a Country retreat for the Governor from 1719. In the 1880s, the location of the Government House was moved once again to Malabar Point.

 Government House,Guindy,TamiNadu,1890s

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see daily life and actvities inside bombay fort 1850'--http://oldphotosbombay.blogspot.com/2011/02/bombay-fort-mapsphotospaintingsnews1600.html

The Governor of Bombay Driving Through Walkeshwar Road, Bombay

Sindh Police in 1857

Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Building, Elphinstone College, Bombay.

Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Building, Elphinstone College, Bombay.











Sir Dinshaw Manackjee Petit Hospital, [Bombay]


Scene in Bombay-PALANQUIN [PALKHI]WAS ONE OF THE MAIN MODE OF TRANSPORT

Scene in Bombay Plate 1
HORSE CARRIAGES WAITING IN FRONT OF TAJ MAHAL HOTEL BOMBAY














BOMBAY CLUB1880'S
Bombay 100 Years Ago


BELOW -WATSON [LUXURY ]HOTEL BOMBAY

ADELPHI HOTEL BOMBAY



PHOTO 1880'S NO CARS YET



ONLY HORSE CARRIAGES AND TRAMS





East India Company
Former typePublic
IndustryInternational trade
Founded1600
Defunct1 January 1874
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom


Colonial India
a rigged sailing ship
The East Indiaman Repulse (1820)
Colonial India
Portuguese India1510–1961
Dutch India1605–1825
Danish India1620–1869
French India1759–1954
British India 1613–1947
East India Company1612–1757
Company rule in India1757–1857
British Raj1858–1947
British rule in Burma1824–1867
Princely states1765–1947
Partition of India
























































1947