|Altitude:||371 metres (1217ft)|
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|State/Province:||North West Frontier Province (NWFP) now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
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places of interest during the British period
Bannu was the headquarters of Bannu District in the Derajat Division of North West Frontier Province in the British period. It was founded by Herbert Benjamin Edwardes in 1848. The town was used as a base for various military campaigns and punitive expeditions into the nearby tribal zones. The cantonment was centred around the fort.
Modern spelling: Bannu
Churches and Missions
- Church Missionary Society.
- St George's Church
- Bannu Town Imperial Gazetteer of India
Historical books online
- Bannu : or, Our Afghan Frontier by S S Thorburn, India Civil Service, Settlement Officer of the Bannu District, 1876 Archive.org. Includes Map of the Bannu District and Pashto Proverbs translated into English page 231
- Gazetteer of the Bannu District 1883. Punjab Government. Pdf download Digital Repository of GIPE-Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics [Pune India].
- Pennell of the Afghan frontier; the life of Theodore Leighton Pennell, M.D., B. SC., F.R.C.S. Kaisar-i-Hind medal for public service in India by Alice Maud Pennell 1914. Dr Pennell of the Bannu Medical Mission died at the age of 44.
- "Bannu District" page 172 A list of inscriptions on Christian tombs or monuments in the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Kashmir and Afghanistan possessing historical or archaeological interest Part 1 by Miles Irving (1910) Hathi Trust Digital Library
- "Waziristan District" by Lieutenant-Colonel B. B. Burke Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 1925;44:3 pages 204-207. "Every officer must carry a loaded revolver when travelling on account of the possibility of fanatical attacks".
- "Notes on a Tour Through Waziristan" by Major A. D. Stirling Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 1927;49:2 pages 143-151.