Sabah in History

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November 17, 1955 Sabah In History
NORTH BORNEO NEWS & SABAH TIMES (November 17, 1955) - In a busy fourth floor London office in the heart of the City a hundred years of Borneo history is being relived.
March 02, 1940 Sabah In History
March 2, 1940 - The death of Mr. C. Peto Bennett on the 17th January at the age of 84 breaks another link with the past.
November 26, 1938 Sabah In History
St. Andrew’s Night has long been acknowledged even by the humble Sassenach, as the greatest night of the year in Sandakan and Saturday night, the 26th November, 1938, when all the Sandakan Scots foregathered at Sandakan Club to honour Scotia’s Patron Saint, proved no exception to the rule.
September 16, 1938 Sabah In History
BNBH (16th September, 1938) TUARAN - Having been informed that no one has heard any news about Tuaran for a long time, the writer has set about gathering all facts of interest to satisfy those readers who are thirsting for information about this fine little place.
March 03, 1938 Sabah In History
BRITISH NORTH BORNEO (Thursday, March 3, 1938) - An outstanding contribution to the literature concerned with the administration of colonial territories in the Far East is a work just issued by Rupert Emerson, Assistant Professor of Government at Havard University. This is entitled Malaysia A study in Direct and Indirect rule.
January 01, 1931 Sabah In History
British North Borneo Herald, 1931 - Ancient beliefs superstitions should be dealth with tenderly and with respect and not in the derisive spirit they are often apt to be, for the closer we look into the manners and customs of primitive man, the more liable are we to have our conceit taken down.
September 25, 1909 Sabah In History
September 25th, 1909 - Head Hunting, the popular pastime of collecting human heads, was practiced with great gusto and enthusiasm before the representatives of the Chartered Company, with great patience, introduced the more agreeable modern sports. The local up-starts soon learnt that outshining in a game of football or becoming a Victor Ludorum in one of occasional main Januaries or even beating the other Don Juans of the village in pony races was looked upon by the modern prospective brides with greater favour than their ancient prototypes ever thought of the once supposedly he-man ,standards of collecting the largest number of skulls. Coming under the stricter training at the Constabulary Depot, offsprings of the fiery Muruts and Dusuns of the interior plains, athletes like Lakai, Madan, Tawit and Tsngkas, began to assert their natural aptitude in athletics and Sgt. Tingkas, employing an excellent “ Eastern cut off “ style, became the first North Bornean to raise the local high jump record from 5ft. 61/2ins. to 5ft. 1/2ins.


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