The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

part of original tour diary of Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe 1876

caption: Bathing in the river; dealing with correspondence
medium: tours
person: OgleHinde
location: Dikhu R. (Tzela R.) Wanching (Tablung)
date: 4.2.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: (20) Friday 4th.
text: (Very fine clear days. Highish wind. Clear cold evening. Road steep and jungly to river, first part from river to 1300 feet through forest. Very steep and rocky after that along a gentle spur through grass. Height of river 810/750 M = 780. Height of camp 4090/3950 M 4020. Min. = 40o.)
text: Up early. Started off 7.30 and arrived at river about 9. Some little time lost in finding road on other side. Coolies came down wrong path and as there was no ford they had to go round which took them about an hour which I passed very pleasantly in bathing and sailing a raft about. Breakfasted about 11. I started about 11.30 arriving at Tablung at 4. Found a lot of letters and papers waiting us in stockades. Opened and read letters. Disappointed at not finding Ogle and Hinde here. After dinner wrote copy of letter official to Surveyor General. Made arrangements for early visit to mark.