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View of the church, Murree, Punjab.

View of the church, Murree, Punjab.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(13)

Item number: 39413

Genre: Photograph

Murree, at the edge of the Himalayas, was established as a hill station and sanatorium in 1851by the British so that the troops in Peshawar could escape the heat, disease and dangers of the frontier capital. Until 1876 Murree was the summer headquarters of the government of Punjab until it was transferred to Simla. The character of the town remains English, complete with the Mall for promenading, parks, churches, schools, clubs and cafes.

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