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Christ Church, Munnar, Travancore [i.e. Kerala]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022NNNN

Scope and Contents

A collection of mounted photographs. The photographs belonged to Albert and Ethel Wright, members of the original congregation, when living in Madupatty Estate, one of a group of James Finlay tea estates in the area. Hatch (1933, p.166) notes: 'One of the most beautiful mountain sections of Travancore is found in the northernmost part - the High Range... This particular section is called the Plateau of the Anamalais. The plateau is over 5,000 feet above sea level, and possesses a most delightful climate during the dry months...

In the centre of these hills in a valley is the little known town of Munnar - the central meeting place for the many planters who manage the estates near and far on the hillsides. The Kanan Devan Hills Produce Company, which owns a majority of the estates in the district, has its head office in Munnar. A European Club, a church, scholl, shops and post offices provide the people with modest requirements'.

The exact date of the church is not known: Mr Wright suggests the 1920s, in the episcopate of Bishop Gill, who relinquished the see of Travancore in 1924.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1929


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3 item(s) (3 images)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Mr. G.A. Wright, son of Albert and Ethel Wright, through the archivist of the Church Missionary Society, London in June 1989.


Hatch, Emily Gilchriest (1933), 'Travancore; a guide book for the visitor', London, New York: Oxford University Press.


This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..


Platé and Co

Includes index.
2004-04-26 10:27:07+00:00
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