Austin Road

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Austin Road
Kowloon TST Austin Road.jpg
Chinese 柯士甸道
Austin Road at the junction with Chatham Road

Austin Road is a road in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was named after John Gardiner Austin, Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1868 to 1879. The northeast part of this street is noted for clubs, fields, and military buildings, while the western section is densely populated.[1]

Location[edit]

It starts at Canton Road in the west, crosses Nathan Road at roughly its halfway point, and ends at Chatham Road South in the east, dividing Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei.

Landmarks[edit]

The Hong Kong Scout Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station and the north entrance to Kowloon Park are located along the section of the road between Canton Road and Nathan Road, while the Kowloon Bowling Green Club, the south entrance to the Gun Club Hill Barracks[1] and St. Mary's Canossian College are found along the section between Nathan Road and Chatham Road.

Austin Road West & Austin MTR Station[edit]

Austin Road West (柯士甸道西) was created by extending Austin Road on the western side of Canton Road, over to the West Kowloon reclamation. The Austin Station, opened on 16 August 2009, was so-named due to its proximity to Austin Road West, although this may have been more influenced by geographical considerations rather than any direct link to John Gardiner Austin himself.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jason Wordie, Streets: Exploring Kowloon (Hong Kong University Press, 2007), ISBN 978-9622098138, pp. 51-55. Excerpts available at Google Books.

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Coordinates: 22°18′12″N 114°10′22″E / 22.30328°N 114.17288°E / 22.30328; 114.17288