Twenty Years in Borneo – Charles Bruce (1924) (1st ed)

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Twenty Years in Borneo – Charles Bruce (1924) (1st ed)

S$120.00

First edition of a colourful account of Borneo written by an administrator officer who lived there for 20 years.

Title: Twenty Years in Borneo

Author: Charles Bruce

Publisher: Cassell and Company, 1924. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, good. Some wear to cover and spine. Some foxing to pages. With 16 black-and-white photographic plates. 266pp. App 8.5″ by 5.5″.

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Description

Contents:

  1. Journey to Singapore – Arrival at Sandakan – Civil Police Duties – The Malay Language
  2. The Coronation – Gaol Delivery – Prisoners – The Fourth of July
  3. Tenom Expedition
  4. The District Officer
  5. Tempasuk – Blood-Brotherhood – The Buffalo – The Native Pony
  6. The Tempasuk District – Judicial Work – Buffalo Theft
  7. Visit to the Mantanani Islands – Burglary, Cholera and Smallpox
  8. Rebels – Dusun Cuisine – Dusun Oath
  9. Jungle Travelling
  10. The Jungle-Boy – Bridle-Paths
  11. Marudu Bay – Survey Trip to Sandakan
  12. Resident of the Interior – New Year – Visitors – Pilgrims
  13. Rafting – Boat Work – Tuba Fishing – Murder and Sudden Death – Court Work – Medical and Surgical Work
  14. Odd Jobs – Odd Governors
  15. Society and Sport
  16. Religion
  17. Climate – Rainfall – Varying Calendars

About the author:

Charles Bruce, having nothing better to do with his life, applied to work as an officer in British North Borneo. This book is a record of his experiences.