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A tea garden Nuwara Eliya Ceylon

A tea garden Nuwara Eliya

A tea garden Nuwara Eliya #IMG332

Ceylon. A tea garden [Nuwara Eliya]

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Photographer: Unknown
Medium: Photographic print
Date: 1885

Photograph of a view at Nuwara Eliya, in Sri Lanka, with a tea plantation in the foreground taken by an unknown photographer in the 1880s, from an album of 62 views of India and Ceylon. This hill-station, whose name means ‘above the clouds’, was popular with the British who sought to recreate a ‘little England’ here. It is surrounded by tea plantations which became the most important crop on the island after the failure of coffee due to an epidemic of leaf-blight in the 1880s. [The British Library Board]

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1. Chandrasiri Wickramatunge - June 16, 2009

This looks like a shot from Mahagastotte Estate.

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