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Governor Orfeur Cavenagh (1821-1891)

Colonel Orfeur Cavenagh was a veteran military officer who had fought in the 1857 Indian Mutiny. He was Governor of the Straits Settlements (consisting of Singapore, Malacca and Penang) from 1859 to 1867.

Cavenagh Road and Cavenagh Bridge were named after him. The bridge, completed in 1869, has the distinctionof being the oldest existing bridge in Singapore. At the bridge there is a police notice, dating back to 1909, that reminds us of the days when cows and horses were a common sight in Singapore. The notice states that cattle and horses are not allowed on the bridge.

Stamp: 1985 Mar


Written by victorkoo

9 April, 2008 at 10:00 am

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