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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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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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The Demise Of The Managing Agent

The Demise Of The Managing Agent – Is It A Paradigm Shift?

10.06.2024
Garry Shattock

A British Colonial in Ceylon – the Life of Garry Shattock

14.05.2024
The Song Of Ceylon and Its Unsung Hero Lionel Wendt

The Song Of Ceylon and Its Unsung Hero Lionel Wendt

15.02.2024
The Dilmah Annual Christmas Celebration for Tea Planters

The Dilmah Annual Christmas Celebration for Tea Planters

23.12.2023
Ceylon Tea Trails – Bungalows and Planters History

Ceylon Tea Trails – Bungalows and Planters History

31.10.2023
Ranjitha (Ranjith) Dias

An Appreciation – Ranjitha (Ranjith) Dias

12.10.2023
Fred Charnaud

Story Of Luckyland Estate (Udapussellawa, Ceylon)

31.08.2023
MERRILL J. FERNANDO: THE PASSING OF AN ICON

Merrill J. Fernando: The Passing Of An Icon

25.07.2023
EARLY DAYS AT DILMAH TEA

Early Days At Dilmah Tea

30.07.2023
God’s Teamaker - The story of Ceylon teamaker Merrill J. Fernando

God’s Teamaker - The story of Ceylon teamaker Merrill J. Fernando

26.06.2023
CEYLONESE PLANTERS ALSO PERISHED AT GALLIPOLI

CEYLONESE PLANTERS ALSO PERISHED AT GALLIPOLI

22.06.2023
St. Leonards, 1994 with Ralston Tissera C

Elmo Ralston Bennet Tissera - 18th Death Anniversary

20.06.2023
Tillicoultry Tea Estate 1965 / 2023

Tillicoultry Tea Estate 1965 / 2023

31.05.2023
My Second Heart by Vicki Blaze

My Second Heart by Vicki Blaze - A Short Review

17.02.2023
Big Bagatelle in 1840

Nineteenth Century Opulence

31.01.2023
My Second Heart

My Second Heart

20.12.2022
Poonagala Group in 1895

Poonagala Group in 1895

15.12.2022
Colonial Galle

Colonial Galle

22.11.2022
Derek Wickremasinghe

Derek Wickremasinghe – A Tribute

14.11.2022

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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

12.03.24
Media Articles

Media Articles

04.06.24
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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