The Durbar at Wuntho presided over by General Wolseley, Burma [i.e. Myanmar], 1891-02
Scope and Contents
273 x 196 mm. Showing George Wolseley standing in the centre of a group of British soldiers and Burmese officials. On the outbreak of the Wuntho Sawbwa rebellion an expeditionary force commanded by Wolseley was organized from Mandalay, but by the time it reached the area, resistance had been largely crushed. The town of Wuntho was occupied on February 24 and Wolseley arrived two days later. This photograph was presumably taken around this date. General (Sir) George Benjamin Wolseley (1839-1921) was a brother of Viscount Wolseley and served in the Indian Mutiny, the Afghan War of 1878-88 and the Egyptian campaign of 1882 before his appointment as Brigadier General in the Burma Campaign of 1886-88. He was later Lieutenant General in command of Forces in the Punjab 1897-98 and in Madras 1898-1903.
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good condition, apart from slight fading.
Existence and Location of Copies
Beato, Felix, fl 1850-1891, photographer
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