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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 711/

Presentation album: 'Public Works Ceylon, 1936-40'.

Photographers: John & Co and others unknown.
Contents: 95 prints 60x89mm to 161x215mm Gelatine silver prints
Provenance: Donated by the State Library of Queensland, Australia.
Notes:
Subjects: British colonial architecture - Public Works Department
Description: Blue cloth-covered post-bound album, 276x405mm, containing mounted prints with handwritten captions and notes. A dedication on the front free endpaper reads: 'Pictorial record of selected works executed during the administration of the Department by Mr H. Kenneth de Kretser, M.Inst.CE, M.Inst.M.&Cy.E., F.R.San.I., Director of Public Works & Civil Aviation. Presented by his colleagues and staff of the Department on his retirement from Public Service, 13th November 1940'. The next seven pages contain the signatures of PWD staff in Ceylon. The photographs include various public buildings and bridges, and copies of proposed developments.



Album contents:-
Photo 711/(1) De Soysa Lying-in-Home Quarters for nurses and pupil midwives, [Colombo?]. 
Photo 711/(2) New building to house additional power plant Department of Electrical Undertakings, Stanley Power Station, [Kolonnawa, Colombo]. 
Photo 711/(3) New officer's mess and lecture rooms, Ceylon Garrison Artillery Headquarters. 
Photo 711/(4) Lecture and Assembly Hall, Ceylon University College. 
Photo 711/(5) Bacteriological Institute. First stage of the Institute of Medical Research, [Colombo]. 
Photo 711/(6) Headquarters for the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps at Colombo. 
Photo 711/(7) Central Telegraph Office Building, Colombo. Extension to accommodate the new automatic telephone equipment. 
Photo 711/(8) Boake Memorial Gates, Royal College, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(9) Model Coir Yarn factory, General's Lake Road, Slave Island, [Colombo]. 
Photo 711/(10) Cattle quarantine section, Lakeside, Parsons Road, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(11) Villa type wards, Lunatic Asylum, Angoda. 
Photo 711/(12) New out patients department block, Badulla Hospital. 
Photo 711/(13) Suspension footbridge over Mahawali Ganga at the Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya. 
Photo 711/(14) Suspension footbridge over Mahawali Ganga at Lewella. 
Photo 711/(15) Suspension footbridge over Mahawali Ganga at Lewella. 
Photo 711/(16) New Police Barracks for 40 married sergeants and constables, Slave Island, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(17) New Post Office & Automatic Telephone Exchange, Maradana, [Colombo]. 
Photo 711/(18) New Post Office & Automatic Telephone Exchange, Havelock Town, [Colombo?]. 
Photo 711/(19) Bungalow for the Director of Agriculture, Peradeniya. 
Photo 711/(20) New Residency, Trincomalee. 
Photo 711/(21) New Post Office, Vavuniya. 
Photo 711/(22) Re-building, Trincomalee Hospital. 
Photo 711/(23) New Kachcheri, Vavuniya. 
Photo 711/(24) Hangar, Colombo Airport. 
Photo 711/(25) Bolgoda Bridge. 
Photo 711/(26) Hikkaduwa Bridge, 61st Mile, Colombo-Galle Road. 
Photo 711/(27) Hikkaduwa Bridge, 61st Mile, Colombo-Galle Road. 
Photo 711/(28) New nurses home, General Hospital, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(29) G.E.C. electric cooking equipment, new nurses home, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(30) Fisheries Research Institute, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(31) New Court House, Kurunegala. 
Photo 711/(32) New Court House, Gampola. 
Photo 711/(33) Office and Laboratory for the Expert Advisor on Industries and his staff, Slave Island, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(34) Workshop for Technical Adviser's Laboratory, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(35) Government Quarters for Public Officers. 
Photo 711/(36) Cottage Hospital. 
Photo 711/(37) Cottage Hospital. 
Photo 711/(38) Cottage Hospital. 
Photo 711/(39) Cottage Hospital. 
Photo 711/(40) Light construction ward, Mannar Hospital. 
Photo 711/(41) Khan Memorial, New Children's Ward, General Hospital, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(42) Katugastota Bridge. 
Photo 711/(43) Footway suspension bridge at Halloluwa. 
Photo 711/(44) Diyatalawa water supply. 
Photo 711/(45) [Interior] Diyatalawa water supply. 
Photo 711/(46) Valukkaiaru Bridge, 5th mile, Jaffna-Karativu Road. 
Photo 711/(47) New Headquarters for the 2nd Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Galle Face, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(48) New Headquarters for the 2nd (AA) Regiment C.G.A.. 
Photo 711/(49) New Headquarters for the 2nd (AA) Regiment C.G.A.. 
Photo 711/(50) New Headquarters for the 2nd (AA) Regiment C.G.A.. 
Photo 711/(51) Headquarters for the 2nd (AA) Regiment C.G.A.. 
Photo 711/(52) Drill Hall and Gun Park, 2nd AA Regiment C.G.A., Colombo. 
Photo 711/(53) Farm School, Peradeniya. 
Photo 711/(54) School of Agriculture, Peradeniya. Hostel for 20 vernacular teachers. 
Photo 711/(55) School of Agriculture, Peradeniya. Hostel for 52 students. 
Photo 711/(56) School of Agriculture, Peradeniya. School Administrative Offices & Laboratories. 
Photo 711/(57) New Post Office, Matara. 
Photo 711/(58) Rebuilding of Kandy Hospital. 
Photo 711/(59) New Court House, Point Pedro. 
Photo 711/(60) Colombo Airport, new administration building. 
Photo 711/(61) 2nd new three storey ward, General Hospital, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(62) 2nd Stage of extensions, De Soysa Lying-in-Home, [Colombo]. 
Photo 711/(63) New Pathological Block, Medical College, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(64) King George V Memorial Chest Hospital, Welisara. 
Photo 711/(65) King George V Memorial Chest Hospital, Welisara. Nurses quarters. 
Photo 711/(66) New Out Patients Department, Kurunegala Hospital. 
Photo 711/(67) Training School for Youthful Offenders, Watupitiwela, Veyangoda. 
Photo 711/(68) Training School for Youthful Offenders, Watupitiwela, Veyangoda. 
Photo 711/(69) Training School for Youthful Offenders, Watupitiwela, Veyangoda. 
Photo 711/(70) Kachcheri Bridge, Nuwara Eliya. Right bank half of invert as completed 5.4.40. 
Photo 711/(71) Kachcheri Bridge, Nuwara Eliya. Concreting right bank abutment 7.5.40. 
Photo 711/(72) Kachcheri Bridge, Nuwara Eliya. Finished deck slab (Aug. 1940). 
Photo 711/(73) Kachcheri Bridge, Nuwara Eliya. Roadway open to traffic (Extension on left) Oct. 1940. 
Photo 711/(74) Batticaloa Bridge. 
Photo 711/(75) Denepitiya Bridge, No 31/1 Weligama, Telijjawela Road. 
Photo 711/(76) New Light House, Galle. 
Photo 711/(77) Bridge No 28/2 Karativu, Sammanturai Road. 
Photo 711/(78) Bridge No 77/12 Colombo, Haputale Road. 
Photo 711/(79) Kurunegala Water Service. 
Photo 711/(80) Toppu Bridge, 27th mile, Colombo-Puttalam Road. 
Photo 711/(81) Toppu Bridge, 27th mile, Colombo-Puttalam Road. 
Photo 711/(82) Toppu Bridge, 27th mile, Colombo-Puttalam Road. 
Photo 711/(83) Chilaw Water Service. 
Photo 711/(84) Wellawatta Bridge. 
Photo 711/(85) Wellawatta Bridge. 
Photo 711/(86) Wellawatta Bridge. 
Photo 711/(87) New Hospital, Hambantota. 
Photo 711/(88) New Operating Theatre, General Hospital, Colombo. 
Photo 711/(89) University of Ceylon. Preliminary plan for the layout of the site at Peradeniya. 
Photo 711/(90) [Architectural drawing of the proposed University of Ceylon at Peradeniya.] 
Photo 711/(91) [Architectural drawing of the proposed University of Ceylon at Peradeniya.] 
Photo 711/(92) [Architectural drawing of the proposed University of Ceylon at Peradeniya.] 
Photo 711/(93) [Architectural drawing of the proposed University of Ceylon at Peradeniya.] 
Photo 711/(94) [Architectural drawing of the proposed University of Ceylon at Peradeniya.] 
Photo 711/(95) [Architectural drawing of the proposed University of Ceylon at Peradeniya.] 


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