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: put up mark on Japvo; walk down to Kigwema, collecting ferns and shells; geological observations of glacial nature of the terrain
medium: tours
location: Japvo Mt. Kigwema
date: 11.1.1873
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: 11th Jany.
text: All that had to be done now was the putting up of the mark & we started early to do so. I took another round of the horizontal principal angles & then put up [instruments] it was not at all clear & my distant peaks of previous day were nearly all obscured by haze. The station was finished by 11 o/c & we descended. Had bkfast at the old camp & walked leisurely down the hill into Kigwema collecting ferns & shells in likely places. Took 2 sketches of the moraine from points just before getting to the village & no doubt exists in my mind as to some sort of glacial origin. [sketch: