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*[https://books.google.com.au/books?id=F1YOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR1 ''Letters on the Climate, Inhabitants, Productions, &c., &c., of the Neilgherries, or, Blue Mountains of Coimbatoor, South India''] by James Hough  1829 Google Books
 
*[https://books.google.com.au/books?id=F1YOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR1 ''Letters on the Climate, Inhabitants, Productions, &c., &c., of the Neilgherries, or, Blue Mountains of Coimbatoor, South India''] by James Hough  1829 Google Books
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*[https://archive.org/details/goabluemountains00burtrich/page/n9/mode/2up ''Goa, and the Blue Mountains; or, Six months of sick leave''] by Richard F Burton, Lieut. Bombay Army 1851 Archive.org. Includes some relevant chapters.
 
*[https://books.google.com.au/books?id=5TvAodQe500C&pg=PA362 "Ootacamund"] page 362 Volume III,  ''The Adventures of a Lady in Tartary, Thibet, China, and Kashmir. ... With an account of the Journey from the Punjab to Bombay overland. ... Also an account of the Mahableshwur and Neilgherry Mountains, etc.'' by Mrs Hervey 1853 Google Books
 
*[https://books.google.com.au/books?id=5TvAodQe500C&pg=PA362 "Ootacamund"] page 362 Volume III,  ''The Adventures of a Lady in Tartary, Thibet, China, and Kashmir. ... With an account of the Journey from the Punjab to Bombay overland. ... Also an account of the Mahableshwur and Neilgherry Mountains, etc.'' by Mrs Hervey 1853 Google Books
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/NilgirisFrancis/Untitled#page/n367/mode/2up  "Ootacamund"] page 357 ''Madras District Gazetteers: The Nilgiris'' by W Francis 1908 Archive.org
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/NilgirisFrancis/Untitled#page/n367/mode/2up  "Ootacamund"] page 357 ''Madras District Gazetteers: The Nilgiris'' by W Francis 1908 Archive.org
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/handbooktravelle00john#page/n625/mode/2up  "Map of  Ootacamund"] between pages  412 and 413, ''A Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon'' published by John Murray, London Eighth Edition 1911 Archive.org.
 
*[http://archive.org/stream/handbooktravelle00john#page/n625/mode/2up  "Map of  Ootacamund"] between pages  412 and 413, ''A Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon'' published by John Murray, London Eighth Edition 1911 Archive.org.
*[http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/72793 ''Guide To The Nilgiris''] 1905. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.
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*[https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.72793/page/n3/mode/2up ''Guide to the Nilgiris''] 1905. Archive.org, mirror from  Digital Library of India.
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/nilgiriguideandd031416mbp#page/n7/mode/2up ''The Nilgiri Guide and Directory''] by JSC Eagan 1916  Archive.org
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/nilgiriguideandd031416mbp#page/n7/mode/2up ''The Nilgiri Guide and Directory''] by JSC Eagan 1916  Archive.org
*''Ootacamund,  A History'' by Sir Frederick Price 1908 is available as a [http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/handle/2015/33629  pdf download], Digital Library of India.  The Contents page of the book is computer page 17.   
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*''Ootacamund,  A History'' by Sir Frederick Price 1908 is available [https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.33629/page/n9/mode/2up Archive.org], mirror from Digital Library of India.  The Contents page of the book is digital page 17.   
 
*''The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj'' by Dane Kennedy, 1996  [http://www.escholarship.org/editions/view?docId=ft396nb1sf&brand=ucpress University of California Press]
 
*''The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj'' by Dane Kennedy, 1996  [http://www.escholarship.org/editions/view?docId=ft396nb1sf&brand=ucpress University of California Press]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/b21452404#page/432/mode/2up "Wellington (Jackatalla)"] page 432 ''Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations'' 1864 Archive.org
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/b21452404#page/432/mode/2up "Wellington (Jackatalla)"] page 432 ''Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations'' 1864 Archive.org

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Ootacamund
Ooty - St Stephen's Church.JPG
Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 11.38°N, 76.7°E
Altitude: 2,486 m (8,156 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Udhagamandalam
State/Province: Tamil Nadu
Country: India
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Ootacamund, now frequently known as Ooty (but officially called Udhagamandalam), is a town in the Nilgiri Hills. Ooty was the Madras Presidency summer capital and the headquarters of the Nilgiris District. It was founded in the 1820s by John Sullivan (1788 -1855). Lovedale is an area to the south west of the town where the Lawrence Asylum is located.

The cantonment at Wellington is situated about eight miles from Ootacamund, and one and a half miles north of Coonoor. Until 1860, the cantonment was known as Jackatalla (spelling variants: Jackatallah, Jakkatalla, Jakatala).

Keti (Kaiti) three miles south-east of Ootacamund was the location of a Boer prisoner of war camp from March 1902 to August 1902, when the prisoners were repatriated.[1]

Spelling variants

Modern spelling: Udhagamandalam
Variants: Ootacamund/Ooty/Utakamand

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Issue 11, 12, 13, 14 thequeensownbuffs.com
Issues 12 and 13. His time in India as a Boy Musician from age 15, with the 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment in Gough Barracks in the cantonment of Trimulgherry, and time spent at Wellington
  • 20th Century Barracks in India Includes Wellington. From Photo Gallery: Accommodation for Soldiers and Officers. King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster.
Album of Photographs: 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, India 1937-40 King's Own Royal Regiment Museum. Includes photographs taken at Wellington.

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Recommended by Peter Moore in Military reading list who says "Selected in England to be trained as an Officer Cadet in Wellington, Southern India..."

References

  1. Page 332 Madras District Gazetteers: The Nilgiris by W Francis 1908 Archive.org