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: Visit to Borjan Colliery
medium: diaries
person: Mills/ J.P.Thomson/ MrThomson/ Mrs
location: Kongan Borjan Dikhu R.
date: 18.11.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Sat. Nov. 18th.
text: We left Kongan for Borjan (c. 4 miles). I was carried in the chair. On the way down we visited & Mills inspected a small fort of the Assam Police force, from which there was a fair view over the Dikhu valley, Borjan & the Plains. We went on to the colliery at Borjan, passing through the works, where an extensive seam of good coal is being mined, amidst a desolate area of what once was jungle, and on to the bungalow of Mr. Thomson (the Scotch manager of the mine), where he & Mrs. Thomson received us. The bungalow is large & very nice with fine rooms & a very spacious verandah high above the ground. Mills & I were given each a fine, large bedroom. We lunched on the verandah, various dogs joining in, and also a small