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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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Photos & Videos

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

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Colonial Galle

Colonial Galle

22.11.2022
Derek Wickremasinghe

Derek Wickremasinghe – A Tribute

14.11.2022
The Fergusons in Ceylon

The Fergusons in Ceylon

31.10.2022
The McConnells

The McConnells

26.10.2022
Two Famous Collections Of Ceylon Stamps

Two Famous Collections Of Ceylon Stamps

10.10.2022
Irrepressible Julia Margaret Cameron

Irrepressible Julia Margaret Cameron, at peace in Bogawantalawa

25.09.2022
THE END OF A CORPORATE GIANT – THE STORY OF WALKER SONS & Co.Ltd

THE END OF A CORPORATE GIANT – THE STORY OF WALKER SONS & Co.Ltd

16.09.2022
THE STORY OF THE NORTHWAYS – PIONEERING PLANTERS

THE STORY OF THE NORTHWAYS – PIONEERING PLANTERS

21.07.2022
Some History of an Australian Family in Colonial Ceylon

Some History of an Australian Family in Colonial Ceylon

17.06.2022
Ken Murray Celebrating a Legend

Ken Murray Celebrating a Legend

11.04.2022
Travails of an early coffee planter

Travails of an early coffee planter

31.03.2022
The Pioneering Planters of Maskeliya

The Pioneering Planters of Maskeliya

17.02.2022
My Brother Travice

My Brother Travice

13.02.2022
MALGOLLA TO MYSORE ‘WITHOUT REGRETS’

MALGOLLA TO MYSORE ‘WITHOUT REGRETS’

15.10.2021
A Brief History of Henfold Estate

A Brief History of Henfold Estate

15.09.2021
The Tea Planter and His Cook

The Tea Planter and His Cook

05.08.2021
Impact Of Organic Farming On Large Scale Plantation Sector

Impact Of Organic Farming On Large Scale Plantation Sector

04.08.2021
Ceylon Tea Industry & Regional Plantation Companies

Ceylon Tea Industry & Regional Plantation Companies

04.08.2021
Idyllic life-style of tea estates slowly fades away in India

Idyllic life-style of tea estates slowly fades away in India

03.08.2021

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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

25.06.22
Media Articles

Media Articles

13.01.22
Videos

Videos

02.05.18

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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