Manuscript autobiography of Charles J. Bonington, with accompanying photographs, relating to his life in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the life and work of his father, M.C.C. Bonington, and the history of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Includes: his childhood and early life in Port Blair and Stewart Sound; encounters with aboriginal tribes [ethnic groups] (Jarawas, Onges, Nicobarese, Great Andamanese, Shompens); work in surveying aboriginal tribes as part of the 1931 Census of India; convicts; timber camps; and historical sketches and incidents. Some pages are missing and others duplicated.
The photographs which accompany the text include images of aboriginal groups and Indigenous life; convicts; funeral customs; canoes and ships; Port Blair (including central gaol); elephants; timber camps; and a photocopied photograph of M.C.C. Bonington.