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Around the New Territories - Hong Kong

The famous island is only part of Hong Kong, as this intrepid amateur explorer-cum-filmmaker reveals in this intriguing travelogue.

Amateur film 1938 14 mins Silent


Making up over 86% of Hong Kong, the New Territories beyond the famous island had been under British sovereignty for some 40 years before Edwin G Phillips toured the region with his wife, and recorded his travels on 8mm film. The footage was actually captured over 2½ years but is complied into one seamless trip, contrasting new trends, such as the smiling boy scouts, with an ancient walled city.