See also:British colonial
See also:governor, eldest son of the Rev .
See also:Bowen, after-wards rector of Taughboyne, Co .
See also:Donegal, was
See also:born on the 2nd of
See also:November 1821 . Educated at
See also:Charterhouse school and Trinity
See also:Oxford, he took a first class in
See also:classics in 1844, and was elected a
See also:fellow of Brasenose . In 1847 he was chosen
See also:president of the university of Corfu . Having served as secretary of
See also:government in the Ionian Islands, he was appointed in 1859 the first governor of
See also:Queensland, which colony had just been separated from New South
See also:Wales . He was interested in the exploration of Queensland and in the
See also:establishment of a volunteer force, but incurred some unpopularity by refusing to sanction the issue of inconvertible paper
See also:money during the
See also:financial crisis of 1866 . In 1867 he was made governor of New Zealand, in which position he was successful in reconciling the Maoris to the
See also:rule, and saw the end of the struggle between the colonists and the natives . Transferred to
See also:Victoria in 1872, Bowen endeavoured to reduce the expenses of the colony, and in 1879 became governor of
See also:Mauritius . His last official position was that of governor of Hong-
See also:Kong, which he held from 1882 to 1887 . He was made a K.C.M.G. in 1856, a privy councillor in 1886, and received honorary degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge . In Decembef 1887 he was appointed chief of the royal commission which was sent to Malta with regard to the new constitution for the
See also:island, and all the recommendations made by him were adopted .
He died at
See also:Brighton on the 21st of
See also:February 1899, having been married twice, and having had a
See also:family of one son and four daughters . Bowen wrote Ithaca in 185o (
See also:London, 1854), translated into Greek in 1859; and
See also:Mount Athos,
See also:Thessaly and
See also:Epirus (London, 1852); and he was the author of
See also:Murray's Handbook for
See also:Greece (London, 1854) . A selection of his letters and despatches,
See also:Thirty Years of Colonial Government (London, 1889), was edited by S . Lane-
See also:Poole .
FRANCIS BOWEN (1811—1890)
WALTER BOWER (1385-1449)
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