"Pilgrimage to Hong Kong
Before & After...
June 1: Lantau Island
Over 90 people from around the world took part in the Pilgrimage, including:
These pages show glimpses of the Pilgrimage as experienced by family members, Peter & Liz Lumsdon
The five-day series of events honouring the philanthropy of Sir Catchick Paul Chater brought a deeper knowledge of his life and works, insights into Armenian life and culture, the opportunity for family members to meet far-flung relatives and Sir Paul's many present-day beneficiaries, often for the first time, not to mention the start of many friendhips.
All in the glossy, up-market, in-your-face, over-crowded setting of today's Hong Kong, so different from the young colony where 18 year-old Catchick Paul Chater arrived in 1864, where he was soon to become such a powerful and wealthy developer and, later, such a generous benefactor.
* For more information about the Pilgrimage, visit Liz Chater's personal website
* For detailed information about the life of Sir Catchick Paul Chater, visit Liz Chater's genealogy website
* For photos of some of Peter Lumsdon's ancestors, descended from Sir Paul's sister Anna Jordan (nee Chater), who preceded him to Hong Kong, visit Peter's family history page
Website by Liz Lumsdon, upthere.com.au