History of north borneo and sarawak

In a composition was made with him, the terms of which were unfortunately not defined with sufficient clearness, and he retired into the Tambunan country, to the east of the range which runs parallel with the west coast, where for a period he ruled over the Dusun tribes of the valley.

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Therefore, the Sulus and Pirates combined to attack the factory in Government-sanctioned opium and alcohol use provided a major source of revenue in some areas. Additional cession money was set at dollars a year with arrears due for past occupation of 3, dollars. The most prominent of these is the Main Range , which is about miles km long and has peaks exceeding 7, feet 2, metres. The rivers provide a means of communication between the coast and the interior, and historically, most settlement has taken place along the rivers. These developments stimulated growth in the tin and rubber industries to meet world demand. Unfortunately though, the political furore about the ongoing war against pirates resulted in a Council of Enquiry in Singapore in the s. In a composition was made with him, the terms of which were unfortunately not defined with sufficient clearness, and he retired into the Tambunan country, to the east of the range which runs parallel with the west coast, where for a period he ruled over the Dusun tribes of the valley. The originally agreed 5, dollars increased to 5, dollars per year payable annually. Some of his followers who escaped raided the town of Kudat on Marudu Bay in April of the same year, but caused more panic than damage, and little by little during the next years the last smouldering embers of rebellion were extinguished. There was also a lot of pirate activity along the long coastline with its many rivers and tree lined banks. The terrain in this region is usually irregular, with steep-sided hills and narrow valleys. They were wise to do so as in it began to move into the black for the first time as the world economy began to recover. Significantly, immigrant Chinese and Indonesians also diversified the population through their employment as plantation workers.

These Residencies were in turn divided into 17 districts. The colony itself collapsed through disease and financial mismanagement. Inland from the coastal plain is the second topographic feature, the hill-and-valley region.

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Both the Dutch and the Spanish found it easier to trade from other possessions within their respective spheres of influence but kept an eye on disruptive pirate activity along Borneo's coastline.

The coastline of 1, miles 2, km is paralleled inland by a mile l,km boundary with Kalimantan.

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Those who resisted British annexation or policies were portrayed by the British authorities as treacherous, reactionary rebels; many of the same figures, however, were later hailed in Malaysia as nationalist heroes. An attempt by Raffles to colonise all of Borneo after the Dutch colony of Java was captured in was abandoned by the British in when they got cold feet about taking on new unproven responsibilities during the Napoleonic War and when they would be able to cherry pick more suitable harbours and colonies from their defeated foes in the very near future. Only a small proportion of the soils of Peninsular Malaysia is fertile, necessitating regular application of fertilizer to sustain crop yields. Local opposition throughout the Borneo territories was primarily based on economic, political, historical and cultural differences between the Borneo states and Malaya , as well as the refusal to be subjected under peninsular political domination. This actually exonerated James Brooke but criticised his ability to call upon the Royal Navy to aid him in his fight given his unclear legal status as a tribute paying Raja of the Sultan of Brunei. Both James and his nephew and successor Charles Brooke were keen to expand their territory at the expense of Brunei but in return for tribute and cash payments. These developments stimulated growth in the tin and rubber industries to meet world demand. After the defeat of the revolutionaries in the Brunei Revolt , the idea was put to rest. Malaya and British North Borneo developed extractive, plantation-based economies oriented toward the resource and market needs of the industrializing West. Gambier and pepper were planted, with Sarawak emerging as the major world supplier of the latter crop.

Inthe Brunei Sultanate still believed and maintained that the territory was under its control. Intheir forces took the island of Labuan at the Bay of Brunei to use as a potential base and coaling station from which to patrol the waters along the North Borneo Coastline.

History of north borneo and sarawak

The rubber tree was first introduced from Brazil in the s, but rubber did not supersede the earlier coffee and gambier plantings until near the end of the century.

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