It’s great to be able to finally see the photographs of my great great grandparents estate in Bogowantalawa Ceylon. It was called Theresia after my great great grandmother Christina Mary ‘Theresa’ McDonell. My great great grandfather George Keith Maitland is in the picture above with my great grandmother Elsie (Alice Marie) and her brother Alick (Alexander McDonell).
The estate had it’s own Catholic Chapel:
Other views of the Theresia Bungalow in Bogowantalawa from 1890:
Picture below shows the estate’s Tea Plantation:
Here’s a picture of the Theresia plantation tea processing facilities:
I’ve also found the following picture of a tea estate in that’s featured in Twentieth century impressions of Ceylon: its history, people, commerce … by Arnold Wright. It looks very like the bungalow at Theresia and the photographs appear next to entry for A.M. Maitland, son of George Keith Maitland, so I’m guessing it’s the same estate.