The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - 'Diary of a Tour in the Naga Hills, 1922-1923' by Henry Balfour

caption: Exploration of Kirkee; horse racing at Poona
medium: diaries
date: 2.9.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Sat. Sept. 2nd
text: Good breeze blowing. Breakfast with the A.D.C.s. I had a walk to Kirkee & round about, & watched the Indian cattle & water- buffaloes. Saw quantities of mynahs, a moorhen (?sp) sunbird & lots of other birds, parakeets, quails etc. Grey birds known as the "seven sisters" very abundant & noisy (rather larger than black-birds). After lunch the whole house-party & staff motored to Poona Race-course to see the flat-racing. Excellent course & very well managed with a Totalizator as central feature. Saw very well from H.E.'s box at the finishing post. A very good lot of horses & some excellent racing. Small dinner-party in evening. H.E.'s orchestra (24 performers) played very well.