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The White Rajahs of Sarawak : a Borneo dynasty

Author: Bob Reece
Publisher: Singapore : Archipelago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1838, James Brooke left England for Southeast Asia. By 1841 he had founded the dynasty that was to become known as the White Rajahs of Sarawak. In 1838 Charles Brooke left England seeking to establish a chain of trading posts throughout Southeast Asia. Instead, he met and undertook missions for the powerful Sultan of Brunei, successfully pursuing and driving out pirates and rebel forces. As a reward, he was given  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reece, Bob, 1940-
White Rajahs of Sarawak.
Singapore : Archipelago Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607216358
Named Person: James, Rajah of Sarawak; Charles, Rajah of Sarawak; Vyner, Rajah of Sarawak; Brooke.; Charles, Rajah of Sarawak; James, Rajah of Sarawak; Vyner, Rajah of Sarawak
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Reece
ISBN: 981415511X 9789814155113
OCLC Number: 57068995
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (1 color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The island of Borneo --
Rajah James, the heroic years, 1839-1868 --
Rajah Charles, the years of expansion, 1868-1917 --
Rajah Vyner, the years of decline, 1917-1941 --
The end of Brooke rule.
Other Titles: Borneo dynasty
Responsibility: Bob Reece.

Abstract:

In 1838, James Brooke left England for Southeast Asia. By 1841 he had founded the dynasty that was to become known as the White Rajahs of Sarawak. In 1838 Charles Brooke left England seeking to establish a chain of trading posts throughout Southeast Asia. Instead, he met and undertook missions for the powerful Sultan of Brunei, successfully pursuing and driving out pirates and rebel forces. As a reward, he was given Sarawak, an area in southwest Borneo, inhabited by diverse cultures, including the head-hunting Dayaks. The dynasty of the White Rajahs, which began with the installation of James in 1841 prospered for 100-plus years, ending only with the Japanese invasion of WWII, and Sarawak's subsequent cession to Britain in 1946. It remained a colony for the next 17 years.

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