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Monday, June 14, 2010

KING GEORGE HALL ROBERTSONPET

The township of Robertsonpet was established in 1902. It was named as ‘Robertsonpet’ by the then Maharaja of Mysore, in commemoration of the memory of Sir Donald Robertson, who was the British Resident of Mysore at the time. Sir Donald Robertson was responsible for launching the first Hydro-electric plant in Shivanasamudram which supplied electric power to the KGF mines.
Robertsonpet was considered to be one of the first planned residential areas in modern-day India. The township was planned and built to accommodate the increasing population of the city of Kolar Gold Fields.
A Town Hall was built in Victorian Style Architecture with huge canopies and arches with a huge lawn and a sprawling garden. It was named as the King George Hall after the King of England. Robertsonpet thus became the “Town” for the mining areas and quickly became an important commercial centre.

3 comments:

nallipogu said...

madame ! thank you very much for bringing such great pictures of Kolar Gold Fields, which is also my place of birth and childhood.i happen to see your blog accidentally and felt so much exited by seeing all these excellent pictures. we spent our child hood days in KGF and i am familiar with all the places where i moved.
i will send you a mail.
yours sincerely.
N.CHANDRA MOULY IPS
VISAKHAPATNAM A.P

Bridget White-Kumar said...

Thank you Mr Chandra Mouly. I have written a book entitled KOLAR GOLD FIELDS - Down memory Lane which is all about our old KGF. this book is being published by Author House PLC in the U K. I will let you know when the same is released.
Warm regards
Bridget

Sarah Jane said...

Oh, you are writing a book! How wonderful. My father is from KGF and I am trying to find out much more about it. Please let me know also when the book is written as I'd like to order a copy. We live in Australia (I was born here) but I visited KGF in December 2006.

Sarah Jane Chapman (daughter or Austin Chapman)