History of Plantations

A searchable database of more than 4,000 estates containing planter and owner details

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History of Planters

Searchable records of more than 10,000 planters from pioneering days through to 1930 (updates to follow)

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History of Publications

A digital library comprising more than 300,000 pages of Ferguson’s Directories, Planters Association records, books, articles and newspaper archives

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Photos & Videos

A collection of historical and contemporary photographs, videos and video interviews

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"Not often is it that men have the heart, when their one great industry is withered, to rear up in a few years another as rich to take its place; and the tea fields of Ceylon are as true a monument to courage as is the lion of Waterloo." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Chronology Of Ceylon Tea

A timeline of Sri Lanka’s plantation history commencing with the British Colonial period in 1796, against the timelines of the general history of Sri Lanka, and global events during the same period

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