The Jun1950 Darjeeling Disaster

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The Darjeeling Disaster of 1950:

The Darjeeling Disaster of 1950 presents

Excerpts from the St Joseph’s School, North Point, (Darjeeling) Annual Report (1950) on the Jun1950 Darjeeling landslide disaster:

Excerpts from the St Joseph’s School, North Point, (Darjeeling) Annual Report (1950) on the Jun1950 Darjeeling landslide disaster

Through the eyes of a school boy…:

Through the eyes of a school boy…

Rainfall data from the Annual Report (1950) of St Joseph’s School, North Point, Darjeeling:

Rainfall data from the Annual Report (1950) of St Joseph’s School, North Point, Darjeeling

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Landslide at Whiteaway Laidlaw, Commercial Row or what is better known today as Das Studio , Nehru road- Darjeeling.

View from above of the landslide at Das Studio, Darjeeling :

View from above of the landslide at Das Studio, Darjeeling

People negotiating a landslide on the Hill Cart Road to Darjeeling:

People negotiating a landslide on the Hill Cart Road to Darjeeling

Landslide at Railway Station in Darjeeling town ( the Union Church is in the background) :

Landslide at Railway Station in Darjeeling town ( the Union Church is in the background)

Dale Cottage, below Chowrastha in Darjeeling:

Dale Cottage, below Chowrastha in Darjeeling

Landslide at Alloo Bari with the monastery in the backdrop (the water supply to Darjeeling town was also disrupted):

Landslide at Alloo Bari with the monastery in the backdrop (the water supply to Darjeeling town was also disrupted)

Twisted tracks of the DHR (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - toy train):

Twisted tracks of the DHR (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - toy train)

Residence of Mr R Prasad, below the Chowrastha, Darjeeling:

Residence of Mr R Prasad, below the Chowrastha , Darjeeling

Landslide on the road to St Paul’s School, Darjeeling:

Landslide on the road to St Paul’s School, Darjeeling

Landslide along the Main Hill Cart Road from Siliguri to Darjeeling:

Landslide along the Main Hill Cart Road from Siliguri to Darjeeling

Landslide along the Main Hill Cart Road from Siliguri to Darjeeling:

Landslide along the Main Hill Cart Road from Siliguri to Darjeeling

Ruins of Municipal Engineer’s residence opposite Capitol Cinema:

Ruins of Municipal Engineer’s residence opposite Capitol Cinema

The Planter’s Club (Darjeeling) hit by landslides:

The Planter’s Club (Darjeeling) hit by landslides

Landslide devastation on the way to Ghoom, in Darjeeling:

Landslide devastation on the way to Ghoom , in Darjeeling

Porters transhipping supplies at Gorabari, Sonada since the road was damaged at numerous places:

Porters transhipping supplies at Gorabari , Sonada since the road was damaged at numerous places

Landslide at Merry villa, short of the main Darjeeling town:

Landslide at Merry villa, short of the main Darjeeling town

DHR track damage at Boxi Jhora (Witch Stream), beyond Ghoom, in Darjeeling:

DHR track damage at Boxi Jhora (Witch Stream), beyond Ghoom , in Darjeeling

Landslide in town centre ie below Das Studio and opp the Mosque:

Landslide in town centre ie below Das Studio and opp the Mosque

Landslides below the Mall, Darjeeling – the residence of Mr CR Das:

Landslides below the Mall, Darjeeling – the residence of Mr CR Das

Landslide along the Main Hill Cart Road from Siliguri to Darjeeling:

Landslide along the Main Hill Cart Road from Siliguri to Darjeeling

Landslide along the ridge above the Mall, Darjeeling.:

Landslide along the ridge above the Mall, Darjeeling.

Porters transhipping supplies at Gorabari, Sonada since the road was damaged at numerous places:

Porters transhipping supplies at Gorabari , Sonada since the road was damaged at numerous places

PowerPoint Presentation:

Landslide near Dali Gompa , Darjeeling

PowerPoint Presentation:

Government House at Darjeeling

PowerPoint Presentation:

Landslide on the way to St Paul’s School

My thanks to Mr Durga Das Pradhan of DAS STUDIO, Darjeeling for the photographs of the Darjeeling Disaster (1950) and helping put this slideshow together:

My thanks to Mr Durga Das Pradhan of DAS STUDIO, Darjeeling for the photographs of the Darjeeling Disaster (1950) and helping put this slideshow together

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