Nepean's tent and transmitter

Nepean's tent and transmitter

2001.35.235.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September - December 1936


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

163 x 106 mm

Nepean's tent and communications equipment in the Dekyi Lingka

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 - 'My tent and radio station, Lhasa. VUQ/AC4YN'. [KC 15/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - '2-235 = 1-232 Evan's Tent. Dekhy Lingka'.

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Evan Nepean’s tent in the garden of the Dekyi Lingka (the British Mission house). As the house was not large enough to house all the members of the mission the lower ranking officers set up their tents in the garden. Evan Nepean and Sidney Dagg were responsible for the telegraph equipment brought to Lhasa by the British in 1936. As there was no electricity supply to the Dekyi Lingka they charged up their generators in the houses of Tibetan friends (such as Ringang). Along with carrying out his official duties of communication, Nepean contacted a number of amateur enthusiasts around the world with his call signal AC4YN. Before this the only telegraph machine in Lhasa was owned by the Chinese and so the presence of the British equipment undermined their monopoly on the flow of information in and out of the city. [CH 2003]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nepean's tent and transmitter" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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