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Sport and Travel in (Ceylon)-2nd Ed

Author :  Samuel Haughton

Product Details

  • Country Sri Lanka
  • Publisher Tisara Prakasakayo Ltd., Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
  • ISBN978955564099
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2007
  • Bib. Infoxi. 154p. ; 22cm.
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Product Description

Sport and Travel in Ceylon printed for “private circulation” in 1916 is little known. It does not appear to have had a print of even a 100 copies. The book is fascinating as it contains accounts of wild life hunting in Sri Lanka in the late 19th and early 20th century. Animals were more common then and free shooting was permissible. Some of the fauna described by the author are little known and rarely met with today – the dugong the hog deer and many others. The pearl fishery held in 1880 which he describes in detail is no longer held, the cultured pearls having made the natural one obsolete. The author also shot several rogue elephants and man-eating crocodiles. Haughton as Assistant Government Agent of Mullaitivu went through an epidemic of cholera aggravated by famine and drought in the 1870s. This he describes vividly.

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