History of Ceylon Tea

Not often is it that men have the heart, when their one great industry is ruined, 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

FEATURES

Industry-related articles, appreciations and archival material

The Tea Factory – The unique theme ...

The Tea Factory – The unique theme hotel. [Situated on Hethersett Estate, Kandapola, Sri Lanka.] Compiled by Ian Gardner in collaboration with..

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Henry Randolph Trafford an early Te...

By James Baxendale                                     &..

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The History of the Nuwara Eliya Tea...

HISTORY OF THE TEA FACTORYBy Royston Ellis. May, 1996.The factory at the Hethersett tea plantation played an important part in the development of Sri Lanka..

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A Study of Tea Plantation Operation...

A Study of Tea Plantation Operational Aspects in Relation to Operational Workforce - Niranjan Wickremasinghe..

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PHOTO ALBUM

Contemporary and historical photographs of one of the world’s great industries

ESTATE REGISTER

An interactive database of all the tea plantations in Sri Lanka. E&OE.

Clarendon
Post Town - Balangoda
District - Balangoda
Established - 1880
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Blarneywatte
Post Town - Passara
District - Passara
Established - 1928
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Weygalla
Post Town - Elkaduwa
District - Kadugannawa
Established -
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VIDEO LIBRARY

Video interviews and industry-related footage including select material from YouTube

PROFILES

Interactive pages devoted to individual tea planters and tea men

W .P. Austin
Country of Residence -
Present Status -
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C.J. Paterson
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Present Status -
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W Fernando
Country of Residence -
Present Status -
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FERGUSONS’

Scanned copies of the Ferguson’s Directories ranging from 1871 to 1930

1890-91 THE CEYLON HAND..

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1898-99 THE CEYLON HAND..

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1931 FERGUSONS CEYLON D..

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1924 FERGUSONS CEYLON D..

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DARRAWELLA CLUB

A section dedicated to the Dickoya & Maskeliya Cricket Club (DMCC) featuring its extensive collection of memorabilia

RECENT COMMENTS

Comments from the interactive Estate Register & Profiles

PUBLICATIONS

Scanned copies of historical industry-related documents and publications

Title - YEAR BOOK OF THE PLANTE..

Publication Date - 1952

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Title - YEAR BOOK OF THE PLANTE..

Publication Date - 1939

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Title - YEAR BOOK OF THE PLANTE..

Publication Date - 1914

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Title - YEAR BOOK OF THE PLANTE..

Publication Date - 1935/36

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forum

A place to chat about Ceylon Tea or rekindle a memorable past with long-lost colleagues

The Radella Club - The phoenix rises ...

Here is an article that shows club in recent times accompanied by an article.http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/09/04/fea21.asp

May 26, 2012, 11:50:38 PM

The Bracegirdle Incident

Sri Lanka’s Independence and the Bracegirdle incidentVinod MOONESINGHE, 30 April 2011As the working people of Sri Lanka prepare to celebrate anoth...

May 05, 2011, 07:04:00 AM

Estate planter is country’s unsung hero

Well said R. Dahanayake and very true! Makes me pleased that I was a planter once. 

February 15, 2011, 12:59:32 AM

Man's injustice to man!

This incident occurred in either the Kahawatta or Upcot and comes to you second hand.Towards the end of a “party” at an SD’s bungalow something oc...

February 15, 2011, 12:51:25 AM

Tales from the Thotum – The Dark Side

Tales from the Thotum – The Dark SideThe sylvan surroundings, bracing climate and majestic mesmerizing landscapes of the tea estates in the planta...

February 10, 2011, 06:03:34 AM

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