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Talk - In, On, Under and around Hong Kong Harbour - Mr. David Bellis

  • Centre for Visual Arts, Auditorium L4, 7A Kennedy Road, Mid-Levels Hong Kong (map)

David Bellis will show a selection of photos from his collection, using them to tell us stories about old Hong Kong.

Most of the photos were taken in the early years of the twentieth century, and show a Hong Kong that has long since disappeared. They have been scanned at high-resolution and digitally restored, so David can zoom in to show us their hidden details.

In this talk we'll use the old photos to look at the harbour through the eyes of several different groups, including: The Royal Navy, local fishermen, overseas tourists and swimmers and sailors. 

The Speaker

David runs the popular local-history website, It hosts over 20,000 pages about old Hong Kong, including over 10,000 photos. In 2014 David won the SCMP's Heritage Preservation Award, one of their "The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards", for his work on 

RAS Members $100; Non-Members / Guests $150
Booking: Please email in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door