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Group of coolies Padang Geninin [? Djermin], Lankat [historic title], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 10/24

Scope and Contents

353 x 267 mm. Showing a group of labourers at the edge of a tobacco field, with a long thatched building in the background. This is probably the Padana Djirmin Estate, a small plantation of 666 acres (in 1887) in the Selesse District. Owned by the Langkat Plantations Company and managed by A. Menzies.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from slight fading at edges.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 699.


Details of coolies are found in : Ferguson, A.M. and Ferguson, J. (compilers) (1889). All about tobacco including practical instructions for planting, cultivation and curing of the leaf - .Colombo, Ceylon : [Colombo Observer Office]., p. 197-198.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2002-06-05 10:50:37+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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