View of Gautsa dak bungalow

View of Gautsa dak bungalow

2001.35.21.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 4th 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Gautsa > Dak Bungalow

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

View of Gautsa dak bungalow

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - '2-021; 19; Dak Bungalow; Indian side [crossed out]; Chumbi Valley, Yatung'. [KC 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Gautsa Rest House'. [MS 28/07/2006]

Other Information - Description: Gautsa was also the former site of the Government mint. Philip Neame wrote a brief description of the Mission's first encounter with this site when they travelled to Lhasa in August 1936: August 4th - "A couple of miles further on [from Lingmathang] we passed quite a remarkable collection of buildings on one of which was a big water wheel, this used to be the Tibetan Government mint, where paper was made, bank notes printed, and also coins struck. It is now out of use; one understands that the Tibetan Government prefer their mint nearer at hand in Lhasa where they can keep an eye on it" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', part II] [MS 10/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of Gautsa dak bungalow" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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