The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Dangerous telegraph wire; site of new inspection bungalow at Wakching
medium: tours
location: Wakching
date: 5.3.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1.3.1921-20.3.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 5th
text: From Kongan to Wakching. The telegraph wire in one place is so low that it is impossible to ride along the path underneath without stooping to the saddle to avoid the wire. This is very dangerous and the present post at that spot should be replaced by a much higher one as soon as possible. The Sub-divisional Officer might arrange with the telegraphs direct.
text: At Wakching I went to look at the site selected for the new Inspection Bungalow by the Sub-divisional Officer. I do not think that it will do. It is on the top of a hill and will be most unpleasantly exposed. There is a sheltered spot just below the hill top and to the east of it which would do very well, I think, and the Inspection Bungalow might be put there instead.