|Altitude:||89 m (292 ft)|
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Shwebo was the headquarters of the District of the same name in Upper Burma during the British period. It is located on the Sagaing-Myitkyina railway, about sixty five miles north west from Mandalay between the Irrawaddy and Mu rivers, 16½ miles west of Kyaukmyaung on the Irrawaddy. There was a cantonment, established in 1888, located to the north-east of the town on high ground.
The stone S.P.G. church was situated in the north-west.corner of the town, and the Roman Catholic church in the south-east corner.
During the First World War, there was a camp for Turkish Prisoners of War.
- St Luke’s Shwebo 1887. Church of England.
- All Saints SPG Mission Church. Church of England. A stone church, probably constructed after 1899, following a fire which deserted almost all the mission buildings.
- Shwebo Wikipedia
- Photograph: Hospital Shwebo with descriptions of different Ambulances, 1887 – 1897 by Felice Beato. Wall Street Journal, now an archived webpage. This photograph was included in an exhibition at the J Paul Getty Museum 
- Photographs: Accommodation for Soldiers and Officers: Colonial Buildings of the 19th Century Scroll down for two photographs of Shwebo c 1906. King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster
- Sketch Map of Cantonment, Shwebo, Burma, 1906 from Photo Gallery: Accommodation for Soldiers and Officers. King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster
Historical books online
- "Shwebo District" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 22, page 311.
- "Shwebo Town" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 22, page 322
- Burma Gazetteer: District Series. Shwebo District Vol A 1929. Previously available Digital Library of India (handle/2015/17063), perhaps may return in the future. A transcribed edition of a volume c 1924 is available from myanmar-law-library.org
- "Shwebo" page 326 Wanderings in Burma by George W Bird 1897. Southeast Asia Visions, Cornell University.
- "Camp for convalescents at Shwebo (Burma)" [for Turkish Prisoners of War, WW1], page 57 Reports on British prison-camps in India and Burma, visited by the International Red Cross Committee in February, March and April, 1917 Archive.org
- Page 87 Wanderings in Burma by George W Bird 1897. Southeast Asia Visions, Cornell University
- Page 132 Christian Missions in Burma by W C B Purser, Missionary of Kemendine, Rangoon 1911 Archive.org
- Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 22, page 321
- Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road, photograph 114, exhibition at the J Paul Getty Museum