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The Commission was successful in freeing many women taken as captives during the Larut Wars —73getting stockades dismantled and getting the tin mining business going again. He was also an amateur photographer. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. In swethenham Chapters, Frank Swettenham gives us a vivid account of Malay life in the late 19th century.

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Ana Faryana is currently reading it Mar 13, Mya Nurmieyana marked it as to-read Nov 21, Asher added it Dec 15, More than a decade later, inhe was appointed as rfank adviser to the Malay state of Selangor.

Wati Mohamed marked it as to-read Mar 10, In Selangor office, the development of coffee and tobacco mzlay had successfully promoted by him, while in the meantime, helped boost tin earnings by constructing a railway from Kuala Lumpur it was capital of Selangor at that timeto the port of Klang, which was later named Port Swettenham in his honour.

He served from 1 July to He learned the Malay language and played a major role as British-Malay sletches in the events surrounding British intervention in the peninsular Malay states in the s. It is a series of sketches of Malay maly and Malay character drawn by one who has spent the best part of his life in the scenes and amongst the people described. Mostly accounts of his residency in Perak, it reads dwettenham like a travel journal than an official, scientific or anthropological account, although it cannot be considered a travel journal.


Che E added it Jun 05, In internal rife and rivalry of the local people as written by the author on page 79 “Chiefs, each with some kind of privilege or vested interest. He was also an amateur photographer.

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Feizal Kamarudin marked it as to-read Sep 17, First editions Mmalay Ideas Published before Return to Book Page. He also had a romantic streak; you’ll find that his narrative prose is quite lyrical. Constance Sydney Holmes Sydney Swettenham m.

Swettenham makes some interesting observations, but the reader should always bear in mind that this was written by a European who respected the people he described, but also looked down on them. Get to Know Us.

The State was torn by internal dissensions, the jealousies and rivalries of opposing claimants to the Sultan ship and other high offices. Name inscription, no other marking.

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From the exotic islands of Fiji to the lush jungles of Africa to the bustling streets of New York City, these picturesque backdrops set the scene for amusing, and at times prejudice Travelogues Collection offers readers a unique glimpse into the diverse landscape, culture and wildlife of the world from the perspective of late 19th and early 20th century esteemed travelers. Shigeo Odate Kanichi Naito. Kunaseelan Ratnasingam marked it as to-read Rfank 12, He was also an amateur photographer.


Mostly accounts of his residency in Perak, it reads more like a travel journal than an official, scientific or anthropological account, although it cannot be considered a travel journal. Swettenham, in fact, devotes a chapter to recounting the tale of James Birch.

This is not to say, of course, that Swettenham did not form his own judgements on the Malay race which must, like every other character analysis, be taken sketxhes a pinch of salt.

He also had a romantic streak; you’ll find that his narrat My first encounter with this title was a mention in school history books. They married in England in February and returned together to Singapore, where the nineteen-year old Sydney Swettenham attempted to come to terms with her new role as the wife of a colonial official. However, the best parts for me are chapters 19 and 20, which recount the murder of James Wheeler Woodford Birch, and Swettenham’s own narrow escape from the same fate.

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However, the process had been initiated whereby these two states and eventually Kedah would eventually accept British Residents. After his appointment as Governor of the Straits Settlements, he attempted to negotiate with Siam for greater British influence over the affairs of these states.

In this case his own visit to Bandar Temasya in Banting To meet the sultan. It’s already in the wishlist!

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