I thought I would share with you an excerpt from the Memoirs of a Pioneer (my gGrandfather
Norman Angus Campbell) published in the Bundaberg, Qld. Australia Newspaper in 1932,
recalling life in Ceylon 1862-1882..
"The Cingalese were a very hightly civilised race...They have deep pride of the
Island's historical and spiritual continuity. They burn with enthusiasm in their
religious devotian and live up to it..they are a race of primitive simplicity, know no
malice, are hospitable, peaceful and cheeful minded.." "Every traveller to
Ceylon cannot help but notice the friendliness of the natives; everything looks clean and
bright as if to show off before strangers that they felt it was good to be alive...They
have left their footsteps in sands of time over a century as loyal British
Looking for details of the life of the Campbells in Ceylon..John a pensioner from The
Rifle Brigade...Norman Angus Campbell a Policeman in charge of native police and Archibald
Campbell, a master for 23 years at the Royal College Colombo until 1899 and later in
charge of the Catholic College Colombo..until his death on 7 May 1909 (can anyone please
tell me the name of that college and how it can be contacted.)
Looking forward to your replies if you can help me...