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places of interest during the British period
Moulmein was the headquarters of Amherst District in the Tenasserim Division of Lower Burma during the British period. It was the capital of British Burma between 1826 and 1852, having fallen under British control after the 1st Burma War.
It was the location of a cantonment.
Modern name: Mawlamyine
St Matthew’s Church of England was the first English church built in Burma. It was erected in 1832 and replaced by a new structure in 1890. St Augustine's Church of England was established in 1882.
- Moulmein Town Imperial Gazetteer of India
- Photograph: Maulmain Cantonments shewing the Church of England from Photographs of British Burma and the Straits, 1876-7-8-9. Southeast Asia Visions, Cornell University.
- Photograph: St Matthew's Church, Moulmein (Mawlamyine) flickr.com
- Memorial: St Matthew's Church, Moulmein. Edward Ricker drowned in the Irrawaddy 5th May 1885. Maritime Memorials, M5506, Royal Museums Greenwich
- Photographs: Moulmein : British Tombstones greatmirror.com. Website of Bret Wallach, Professor of Geography, University of Oklahoma
Historical books online
- "Moulmein" page 344 Reports on mountain and marine sanitaria; medical and statistical observations on civil stations and military cantonments, jails - dispensaries - regiments - barracks, &c. within the Presidency of Madras, the Straits of Malacca, the Andaman Islands, and British Burmah from January 1858 to January 1862 by Inspector General of Hospitals Duncan Macpherson. 1862 Archive.org. Part of the series Selections from the Records of the Madras Government.
- Forty years in Burma by Dr J E [John Ebenezer] Marks 1917 Archive.org. He went to Burma in 1859 as a layman for educational purposes in connection with the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel [SPG] at Maulmein. He was ordained Priest in 1866 in Calcutta, and subsequently returned to Burma, as an educational missionary, particularly at St John's College Rangoon, retiring in 1900.
- Page 87 Wanderings in Burma by George W Bird 1897 Southeast Asia Visions, Cornell University