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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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History of Plantations

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

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

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Ajit Chitty

In Memoriam of Ajit Chitty (1937-2017): A Tribute to a Legend

30.04.2021
MEMORIES OF MY LIFE IN CEYLON

MEMORIES OF MY LIFE IN CEYLON

09.04.2021
Visit by Baron Timothy Renton to Middleton Estate in 1988

Visit by Baron Timothy Renton to Middleton Estate in 1988

20.03.2021
Listing of Family Planting History Ceylon

LISTING OF THE BLACKETT, WILSON & SCOTT FAMILY PLANTING HISTORY IN CEYLON

05.03.2021
A Day in the Life of a Planter

A Day in the Life of a Planter

23.02.2021
Charles Stanley Braine (1874-1944) - the Rajah of Mawatte

Charles Stanley Braine (1874-1944) - the Rajah of Mawatte

18.02.2021
THE BOOK - WISDOM IN THE LEAF – A GENERATION OF TEA INSPIRED KNOWLEDGE

THE BOOK - WISDOM IN THE LEAF – A GENERATION OF TEA INSPIRED KNOWLEDGE

03.02.2021
Charles Joseph Braine - from the UK to India, Hong Kong and Ceylon - an enterprising ancestor

Charles Joseph Braine - from the UK to India, Hong Kong and Ceylon - an enterprising ancestor

20.12.2020
QTrade’s Manik Jayakumar to Receive ‘The John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award’ at World Tea Expo 2019

QTrade’s Manik Jayakumar to Receive ‘The John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award’ at World Tea Expo 2019

10.01.2021
MALCOLM HAROLD DE RUN

MALCOLM HAROLD DE RUN

31.12.2020
Charles Frederick Braine (1850 – 1896), Adventurous, Accident Prone, Great grandfather

Charles Frederick Braine (1850 – 1896), Adventurous, Accident Prone, Great grandfather

29.12.2020
Pages from Tea, THE HOUPÉ SONG

THE HOUPÉ SONG

30.11.2020
Pages from A PLANTER’S DREAM OR FOLLY

A PLANTER’S DREAM OR FOLLY

25.11.2020
Pages from Tea, Tytlers And Tribes

TEA, TYTLERS AND TRIBES - An Australian Woman's Memories of Tea Planting in Ceylon

25.11.2020

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

08.08.18
Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive

26.08.19
Article Extracts

Article Extracts

28.01.19
Tea Features

Tea Features

11.05.21
Media Articles

Media Articles

14.05.21
Videos

Videos

02.05.18

"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

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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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