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: A quiet Sunday at Poona
medium: diaries
date: 3.9.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Sun. Sept. 3
text: H.E. went to church in state, with Bombay Lancers as outriders & scarlet liveries etc. I had a walk to the pass overlooking Poona. Got back in time for the Sunday parade of all the horses at the stables at midday. Some very fair horses & polo ponies. Rain showers were frequent. After tea I went to the lawn-tennis courts to watch play, & then took Mr. Wilson (American Consul in Bombay) for a walk to the top a hill [sic] giving a fine view over Poona. Parbati Hill with its Durga temple showed up well. View fine all round. Small dinner-party in evening. I played billiards with Col. Heathcote (in command at Deol Ali) who has a house near Banbury. As I was leaving early next morning, I said goodbye to Sir George Lloyd, who had been extremely kind & hospitable, also to the genial & courteous staff (Major Vaux, Captains Rawstorne, Carmichael, Byron & Aird). Packed & turned in after midnight.