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June 05, 2021 Sabah In History
16th Sept 1938 Report of the One-hundred-and-first General Meeting of Shareholders of the British North Borneo (Chartered) Company held at River Plate House, Finsbury Circus, London, E.C.2, on Tuesday, 2Ist June, 1938.
May 29, 2021 Sabah In History
1938 In a paper on the Timoguns of Tenom (Native Affairs Bulletin No 1, Chapter X) it was noted that they disclaimed any knowledge of the practice of Semanggup – referred to as a common Murut practice in various books and diaries of the early days of the Chartered Company – as a recognized method of sending messages to the Dead, though they admitted the practice of Sanginan, in which, in order to provide an occasion or central item for a Head Feast, a slave or captive was tied up and jabbed with a spear by everyone present, not so much for amusement as to be able to boast afterwards that he had been present and assisted at the taking of a head – for the victim was eventually decapitated.
May 22, 2021 Sabah In History
NOVEMBER 16, 1938 If my knowledge of the Malay tongue six years ago was like it is today, the laughters and joys of this jungle experience of mine, might not have happened. But I love to do all the work to be done, because it is part of the happiness of my profession that it is the source of real jungle adventure. And yet the plot of this story only covers my first field duty on my arrival in North Borneo.
May 08, 2021 Sabah In History
Surrender of Japanese troops in Jesselton (now Kota Kinabalu) following the end of World War Two. Pic courtesy of Australian War Memorial.
May 08, 2021 Sabah In History
1ST OCT, 1938  IT is with great regret that we read in the Straits Budget of the 25th August a notice of the death of Mr Chee Swee Cheng in Singapore at the age of 71. Of late years his attention was principally devoted to the affairs in Malaya, Singapore and Malacca, where he was one of the best known of his influential class of Baba Chinese, but he never lost his interest in Borneo. He came here first in Government Birch’s time, and for many years he or his Firm managed the Monopoly Farms, Opium Spirit, Pawnbroking and Gambling; he spent money freely on developments in this country; especially on the West Coast.
April 24, 2021 Sabah In History
Local Tamu traders and Australian soldiers soon after the liberation of British North Borneo (Sabah) from the Japanese. Pic: Australian War Memorial.
April 24, 2021 Sabah In History
1ST SEPTEMBER, 1938 IT is with great regret that we have learnt of the death of Mr E P Gueritz at his home “Labuan,” Seaton, Devon; in his 84th year.
April 24, 2021 Sabah In History
1ST MARCH. 1900 3rd January, 1900. Report from Ambong that Si Gadong of Penasang with about 100 men had gone up country, also that a collector in the employ of Mr Waterstrait of Labuan had been robbed of a rifle and money and goods to the value of $168 by about 100 of Mat Salleh’s men, headed by Pemus and Japar.
April 17, 2021 Sabah In History
North Borneo News and Sabah Times (Tuesday, 13th November 1962) JESSELTON, Monday – Two housewives in two separate cases were bound over to be of good behaviour by the stipendiary magistrate Mr I R Greene in the magistrate’s court here for assaulting each other. In the first case Wong Mui Ha was bound over to be of good behaviour for six months in the sum of $100 for assaulting Nyim Kui Nyuk. In the second case Nyim Kui Nyuk was bound over to be of good behaviour for one year for assaulting Wong Mui Ha.
April 17, 2021 Sabah In History
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