The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - 'Report of the Survey Operations in the Naga Hills 1875-1876' by Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe

caption: achievements of survey tour
medium: tours
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 56. Notwithstanding the delay at the best time of year that the sad event of the 25th December entailed, we succeeded, between the 26th January and 17th April, in securing 1,170 square miles of topography, on the scale of two miles to the inch, and about 2,500 square miles of triangulation; this latter most necessary work we should never have accomplished in the time if I had not been able to detach Messrs. Hinde and Ogle as often as I did. We passed through between eighty and ninety villages never before visited by Europeans, and have fixed the positions of fifty-eight more which lay beyond our lines of march. The weather was somewhat against us. I find from my diary that rain fell some time during the day for at least half of each month.