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The History of Quarrying in Hong Kong

Date, time & venue

2018-07-28;3:00 – 5:00pm;Room KB419, 4th Floor, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

Speaker(s) (if applicable)

Ir Dr. S.W. Poon, Adjunct Professor, Dept of Real Estate & Construction, HKU.

Programme highlight

The census carried out in 1841 revealed that six out of twenty villages on the Hong Kong Island were involved in quarrying. The rise and fall of the quarrying industry in the following 150 years in Hong Kong was found closely linked to the infrastructure development. The talk will cover the commencing of owning the right to quarry on the island in 1844, the later inclusion of numerous separate quarries in Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, and to the recent rehabilitation of just several major quarries. The quarry owners, the conditions laid down in the license together with the development of the regulations governing the practice of quarrying will be presented.

Registration details 

The seminar is free-of-charge. No prior registration is required. Limited seat. 

Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

Enquiry details

For Enquiries and Seat Reservation, please email to Ir Dr SW Poon at swpoon@hku.hk





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