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[The Brewery, Murree.]

[The Brewery, Murree.]

Photographer: Burke, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 50/1(33)

Item number: 50133

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Brewery at Murree from the 'Bellew Collection: Photograph album of Surgeon-General Henry Walter Bellew' taken by John Burke in the 1860s. Murree is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas north-east of Islamabad in Pakistan. The hill-station at Murree was established by the British in 1851. It was the second largest hill-station in the area after the summer Presidency Capital at Simla and the summer residence of the local Government in the Punjab until 1876. The Murree Brewery Company was established in 1860. It became the largest employer in the region and was widely respected. For example, a Murree Company beer was awarded a silver medal at the World fair in Brussels in 1867. This view is taken from the muddy road leading up to the brewery.

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