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Sun, 28 May


Special Exhibitions & Events Gallery, B

In, On, Under & Around Hong Kong’s Harbour – David Bellis Historic Photo Talk

David Bellis uses historic photos to introduce the people and tell their stories (Free-of-charge, English only)

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In, On, Under & Around Hong Kong’s Harbour – David Bellis Historic Photo Talk

Time & Location

28 May, 15:00 – 16:00

Special Exhibitions & Events Gallery, B , 11 Man Kwong St, Central, Hong Kong

About the Event

Mr David Bellis, the founder of Gwulo: Old Hong Kong and the author of Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, will host a talk at Hong Kong Maritime Musuem. David will use historic photos from his collection to show us Hong Kong’s famous harbour through the eyes of several very different groups. The Royal Navy, local fishermen, dragon boat racers, visiting tourists, swimmers, and sailors are just some of the people we’ll meet.

Most of the photos were taken in the early years of the 20th 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 present their details and uncover their hidden stories.

The books written by him will be available for sale at the talk. Purchase if you are interested, and don’t miss the chance to ask David for his autograph!

About the Speaker:

David runs the popular local-history website, It hosts over 50,000 pages about old Hong Kong, including over 30,000 photos. In 2014 David won the SCMP's Heritage Preservation Award, one of their "The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards", for his work on

Event details:

Date: 2023.05.28 (Sun)

Time: 15:00-16:00

Venue: Special Exhibitions & Events Gallery, B Deck, Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Seats: 100

Language: English

Fee: Free-of-charge

Registration: Fully booked

Inquiry: Education Team 3713 2533

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