The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - H.H. Godwin-Austen, Journal of a Tour in Assam, 26th November 1872 to 15th April 1873

caption: river trip along the Brahmaputra
caption: wild-fowling
medium: tours
date: 26.11.1872
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: Nov. 26th.
text: Stayed some 4 hours at Kallyganj on the Rt. Bank of the Brahmaputra Rr. Discovered when out after small birds that a small jheel contained plenty of snipe and I got 5 out of 8 shots to begin with, then went back with Burt to the steamer. Got my new breech loader and we sallied out again returning with 9 couple snipe, losing one couple. I also shot a bronze winged jacana, metapidius indicus, & at same time Ardola lencoptera which was in the reeds close to it at the time. There was one jack snipe out of the lot (G. gallinula Lin.) The jhat was in capital order with not too much water and had we worked it the whole time we'd have got another five or six couple - do not like my new gun so well as the old. Saw Garo Hills in early morning. Pretty view of same as we steamed up from Kallyganj.