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The Origins of British Borneo

Leigh R. Wright

Publication Year: 1988

Published by: Hong Kong University Press, HKU

Title Page, Copyright Page

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PREFACE

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pp. ix-x

BY 1888 Britain had secured control over northern Borneo and commanded the eastern part of the South China Sea. This was the culmination of fifty years of involvement in the area. During the 1840s and 1850s that involvement was hesitant and faltering. But after i860 it became a definite movement toward domination ...

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CHAPTER I: THE BACKGROUND AND SETTING: THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AREA IN THE MID 19th CENTURY

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pp. 1-29

THE BASIS of British Far Eastern policy during much of the 19th century was the valuable China trade and the security of the commercial routes by which that trade was exploited. The problem facing policy makers in London was not the acquisition of large amounts of territory—an idea repugnant to successive ...

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CHAPTER II: BRITISH REACTION TO RIVAL POWERS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA DURING THE 1860s

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pp. 30-55

IT WAS characteristic of British policy during much of the 19th century that questions of the security of the lines of empire were more often the subject of dispatches and petitions from the field than of government memoranda and decisions.1 Officials in London were usually occupied with affairs in Europe and the day ...

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CHAPTER III; BRITAIN AND SARAWAK 1858-1870

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pp. 56-83

IN THIS study of Sarawak it is not intended to deal with internal developments per se. Nor is it intended to assess the administration of the government by the Brooke dynasty. We are primarily interested in those aspects of Sarawak's 19th century history which shed light on her relations with Britain, and which ...

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CHAPTER IV: BRITAIN AND BRUNEI 1868-1878

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pp. 84-125

THE DEATH of Raja Brooke in 1868 and the succession of his nephew Charles Johnson Brooke marked a change of emphasis in British policy in Borneo. In this regard two factors were at play. Firstly, the improved economic condition of Sarawak convinced Raja Charles that the country could continue independently. ...

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CHAPTER V: BRITAIN AND NORTH BORNEO

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pp. 126-172

BRITISH POLICY in Borneo during the 1860s and 1870s has now been examined through the eyes of the Foreign and Colonial Offices, the two departments of government most concerned with the British interest in the area. The development of the main issues confronting policy makers has been traced and it ...

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CHAPTER VI: BRITISH SOLUTIONS IN BORNEO: THE PROTOCOL OF 1885 AND THE PROTECTORATES OF 1888

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pp. 173-204

IN GRANTING a charter to the British North Borneo Company Britain found herself the sponsor of a handful of colonial administrators in a sparsely populated jungle area the size of Ireland. In the summer of 1881 William Treacher was loaned by the Colonial Office to become the first Governor of North Borneo. ...

APPENDIX I

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pp. 205-208

APPENDIX II

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pp. 209-212

APPENDIX III

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pp. 213-215

BIBLIOGRAPHY [Including Maps]

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pp. 217-225

INDEX

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pp. 228-237


E-ISBN-13: 9789882202375
Print-ISBN-13: 9789622092136

Page Count: 162
Publication Year: 1988