Story: Sri Lankans

18th century map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

This map of Ceylon was drawn with European traders in mind. The topography of the island is shown by cross-section drawings of hill country, and its resources are indicated by place names such as ‘Cinnamon Coast’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl F100aj/1798/Acc.24351

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Sri Lankans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/1133/18th-century-map-of-ceylon-sri-lanka (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2023