University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA16-040. Image from an album in The National Archives referenced as ‘HONG KONG 3. Views of Hong Kong from the 1860s to the 1920s' (CO 1069-446). According to the ‘History in Pictures’ website of the Hong Kong Public Records Office (https://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/hip/en/port.html), this photograph shows a meeting at Tai Po Market between Sir Henry Blake, who was the Governor of Hong Kong from 1898 and 1903, and 'the gentry and elders of the New Territories communities at which the Governor explained the principles upon which the leased territories would be governed. Gentry and elders assembled to greet the Governor and his party, 2 August, 1899.’ See NA16-044, NA16-045, NA16-047, NA16-048 and NA16-050.
Gentry and elders of the New Territories communities at Tai Po Market (大埔墟), New Territories, Hong Kong
Black and white photograph
The National Archives, London