EVEREST OR BUST A Trekking Adventure

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

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An account of the authors’ trek to Everest in 1977 who despite ill health and nearly killing herself falling down a mountain after too much Irish whiskey and chang the local brew, succeeded in her quest. Trudging through a blinding blizzard she climbed Kalapatar at over 18000 feet, higher than second camp on Everest. So watch out Hillary and Bonington for here she comes!

  • Author: Eileen Hewson FRGS
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18681 KB
  • Print Length: 77 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Kabristan Archives (25 Jun. 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07F23S2DH

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Himalayan Headstones from Ladakh Kashmir

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

Since the mid-1800s, Ladakh has attracted many travellers who have attempted to unravel the secrets of its Himalayan vastness. The main town is Leh, once a principal market place for the old trade route from Kashgar to Kashmir. There was money to be made here and the European traders wanted their share. The Ladakhis' belief in Tibetan Buddhism presented a challenge to the German Moravian missionaries who had hoped to reach Tibet. Permission to enter the country had been refused so they decided to settle in Leh, bringing with them medicine, education and Christianity. They were the only foreigners to form a community and their presence was seen on the whole to be beneficial.

The explorers confined their activities to the mountain regions, mapping the uncharted valleys. Army officers came to hunt rare game in the remote hills. With an increased European activity in the area, Leh soon had a British Residency which provided accommodation to some of the visitors.

The main burial ground in Leh was the European Cemetery, then part of the British Resident's garden. The Moravians had their own cemetery a little way out of the town and later some land was acquired for another at Khalsi on the Leh-Srinigar road. There are some isolated graves in the valleys south of Kargil, north of Baltistan and at the Karakorum Pass on the route to Kashghar.

Although few of the graves remain, it has been possible to compile the epitaphs and biographies for each person from written sources which, with the illustrations, provide a fascinating insight of these remarkable men and women in this corner of the world.
Eileen Hewson FRGS Kabristan Archives 2002 PB pages 40 ISBN 978-0907799795

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Graveyards in Kashmir

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

When EILEEN HEWSON travelled through the Himalayan state of Kashmir in search of memorials connected with the Raj, she discovered a sinister side to the tranquil valley not depicted in the guide books. A search in the graveyards and burial records revealed the bodies of four foreigners who had dared to criticize the regime of the Maharaja of Kashmir and whose deaths are unexplained. Combine these with a massacre by Afghan insurgents, several accidents in the mountains where climbers and sportsmen fell or were swept away by avalanches, a major truck accident which happened on the way to Leh (everyone died), an air crash in Jammu and two suicides show us that these graveyards are far from peaceful places. Although this book containing both European and Indian memorial inscriptions is intended for the family historian many of the biographies tell a good tale and may be of interest to the reader.
Eileen Hewson FRGS Kabristan Archives 2008 PB pages 120 ISBN 978-1906276072

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SIMLA & HIMACHAL PRADESH Burial Records 1829-1945 CD

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

A collection of about 4244 burial records transcribed from surveys and burial records found in Simla, the summer capital of British India. When the heat reached unbearable temperatures the British and their government migrated to the hills from Calcutta in pursuit of more temperate climes. Surrounding Simla in the neighbouring hills were other hill stations which were homes to several military cantonments their graveyards have been included.
Eileen Hewson FRGS Kabristan Archives 2012 CD pages 363 ISBN 978-1-906276-43-0

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SIMLA INDIA BURIALS 1829-1945 (PDF Format)

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

This e book is collection of approx 348 burials and 17 deaths (total records 365) in both index and chronological order found in the registers of St Paul's Burial Ground, Colombo.
Contains 2302 burials 7 marriages and 85 births total 2394
The records are sourced from a copy of the Christ Church burial registers by Colonel Bullock. The graveyards are from written sources and surveys by Eileen Hewson FRGS. This PDF was previously published in CD format Simla & Himachal Pradesh Burial Records 1829-1949 ISBN 9781906276430 and has been updated. To comply with EU regulations orders for this PDF will be processed manually and dispatched via email.
Eileen Hewson FRGS The Kabristan Archives 2017 PDF

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Moravian Graveyards in India and Jamaica 1755-1971

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

A collection of memorials and biographical details from surveys and written records of the Moravian missionaries who travelled to India in hope of reaching Tibet but finally settled in Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh and to Jamaica.
Eileen Hewson FRGS The Kabristan Archives 2007 PB pages 63 IBSN 978-1906276065

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ASSAM AND NORTH-EAST INDIA: Christian Cemeteries & Memorials 1783-2003

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

EILEEN HEWSON has travelled throughout the north-east Indian state of Assam recording the memorial inscriptions found in isolated graveyards on tea estates, churches hospitals, and other places. Her surveys are published in ASSAM and NORTH-EAST INDIA Christian Cemeteries and Memorials 1783-2003.

Two books DIGBOI WAR CEMETERY and GUWAHATI WAR CEMETERY complete the trilogy and give full details of the allied forces personnel who fell in the fight against the Japanese. The foreign nationals mainly from the Indian sub-continent serving with the British forces have been included.

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Review from Family Tree June 2006.
Think of Assam and one instantly thinks of tea and tea planters, burra sahibs all, sons of the British empire. Yet Eileen Hewson's latest book of memorial inscriptions from the sub-continent upon which the British left an indelible mark is about much more than planters. What about 'On this spot was murdered Noel Williamson, Assistant Political Officer, Sadiya, 31st March 1911', or Anne Parker 'the faithful and affectionate wife of Mr J.P.Parker, architect, Calcutta', who died of fever on a boat at Goalpara Ghat on 28th November 1849 'whilst proceeding to Tezpur'. The British swarmed to India and they died there in swarms in their twenties, thirties and forties in accidents with animals, from drowning, of jungle fever, from dysentery and even 'dyspepsia' (clearly something rather more serious than mere indigestion).
This is yet another useful and diverting collection from Eileen Hewson, with an short introduction, and an index of names which includes the burial/memorial site as well as page reference, plus a short bibliography. There are a few representative photographs. A must for those with interests in the area.

BURIALS IN ASSAM & N.E. INDIA 1793-1974 (PDF format)

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

Previously published under the titles of ASSAM & NORTH-EAST INDIA Christian Cemeteries and Monuments 1793-2003 and DARJEELING & THE DOOARS Christian Cemeteries and Monuments 1842-1995. This e-book is a collection of 2136 European burials and 507 births with some biographical records from the North-East Territories of Assam, Manipur, Darjeeling, the Dooars, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya. The names include those of tea planters, military personnel and missionaries.
Eileen Hewson FRGS The Kabristan Archives 2012 PDF pages 231

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Digboi War Cemetery Assam India

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

A collection of 200 plus memorials from written records and surveys of the fatalities on the Indian-Burma border during World War II with some biographical details of the deceased.
Eileen Hewson FRGS The Kabristan Archives 2007 PB pages 29 ISBN 978-1906276041

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Guwahati War Cemetery Assam India

by Eileen Hewson FRGS

A collection of 500 plus memorials from written records and surveys of the fatalities on the Indian-Burma order during World War II with some biographical details of the deceased.
Eileen Hewson FRGS Kabristan Archives 2007 PB pages 54 ISBN 978-1906276058

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