Gwulo talk on 6th April, 2016 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Gwulo talk on 6th April, 2016

The talk is hosted by the Royal Asiatic Society, but all are welcome to attend. I hope to see you there!

Regards, David

Talk details:  

In, on, under and around Hong Kong harbour

Photos for talk #3

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 & 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 

Date: Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 
Time: 6:30pm Reception opens, 7.00 pm Lecture starts 
Venue: Auditorium, L4, Centre for Visual Arts, 7A Kennedy Road, Mid-Levels 
Admission: RAS Members $100; Non-Members / Guests $150 
Booking: Please email in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door.