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Ceylon. A tea garden [Nuwara Eliya]

Ceylon. A tea garden [Nuwara Eliya]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 406/2(59)

Item number: 406259

Genre: Photograph

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.

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