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George Bowen

Personal data
Date of birth2 November 1821
Place of birthCounty Donegal, Ireland,UK
Date of death21 February 1899(age 77)
Place of deathBrighton, Sussex, England, UK
NationalityUK British
SpouseContessa Diamantina Roma
Florence Bowen
Alma materBrasenose College, Oxford
Professioncolonial administrator
ReligionChurch of England
1st Governor of Queensland
In office10 December 1859 - 4 January 1868
MonarchQueen Victoria
Succeeded bySamuel Blackall
5th Governor of New Zealand
In office5 February 1868 - 19 March 1873
MonarchQueen Victoria
PremierEdward Stafford
William Fox
George Waterhouse
Succeeded bySir James Fergusson
Preceded bySir George Grey
5th Governor of Victoria
In office30 July 1873 - 22 February 1879
MonarchQueen Victoria
Succeeded byGeorge Phipps, 2nd Marquess of Normanby
Preceded bySir John Manners-Sutton
13th Governor of Mauritius
In office1879 - 1883
MonarchQueen Victoria
9th Governor of Hong Kong
In office30 March 1883 - 6 October 1887
MonarchQueen Victoria
Succeeded bySir George William Des Vœux
Preceded bySir John Pope Hennessy

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Sir George Ferguson Bowen GCMG (2 November 1821 21 February 1899) was a British colonial administrator whose appointments included postings to the Ionian Islands, Queensland (Australia), New Zealand, Victoria (Australia), Mauritius and Hong Kong.


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