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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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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
Newton Estate Dickoya

Newton Estate Dickoya

03.08.2021
The Tale of Taylor-Made Tea

The Tale of Taylor-Made Tea

30.07.2021
Ex-Planters Luncheons in Melbourne

Ex-Planters Luncheons in Melbourne

16.07.2021
Meet the north-east planters and pioneers who brewed up a storm in a teacup

Meet the north-east planters and pioneers who brewed up a storm in a teacup

13.07.2021
Stronger Together

Stronger Together

30.06.2021
SCOTT DIRCKZE – BOSS, MENTOR AND FRIEND

Scott Dirckze – Boss, Mentor and Friend

30.06.2021

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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

05.08.21
Media Articles

Media Articles

24.08.21
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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