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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

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Title: "A visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Mæander, with portions of the private journal of Sir James Brooke ... with illustrations by O. W. Brierly"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BRIERLY, Oswald Walters - Sir

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Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

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Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

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Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

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Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BRIERLY, Oswald Walters - Sir

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Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BRIERLY, Oswald Walters - Sir

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Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BRIERLY, Oswald Walters - Sir

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Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

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Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

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Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

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Title: "A visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Mæander, with portions of the private journal of Sir James Brooke ... with illustrations by O. W. Brierly"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BRIERLY, Oswald Walters - Sir

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

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Sikh pioneers in Sarawak... In 1857, the Chinese uprising started in the gold mining town of Bau, which is about 20 miles (about 33 kilometres) from the town of Kuching. Sir James Brooke, the first white Rajah of Sarawak, fled to Singapore where he took refuge with the Governor of the Straits Settlements. He subsequently recruited personnel for the Sarawak Police Force in Singapore.' The first batch of 13 Sikhs led by Dewa Singh Akhara, were brought to Kuching.

 

These Sikhs played an important role in bringing peace, law and order to this area. Sikhs who came later were employed as prison wardens by the Government and as security personnel by the Sarawak Shell Company in Miri.

 

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This is the church visible in the previous photo. In the foreground are three graves inside an iron railing. The coat of arms are of the Brooke family.

The red one on the left is the grave of Sir James Brooke. He was a gentleman adventurer who went to Borneo, where he rid the coast of pirates and put down a revolt. In return the Sultan of Brunei conceded the west of Borneo to him, and in 1846 he became the Rajah of Sarawak. He was eventually succeeded by his nephew Charles Johnson Brooke, and retired to Burrator lodge on Dartmoor. The third Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke, ruled until 1946, when the country was passed to the British crown. In 1963 it became part of Malaysia.

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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

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Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

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Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana), a particularly attractive species named after Sir James Brooke, the first White Rajah of 19th century Sarawak.

 

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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

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Kuching Courthouse is a heritage building near the Kuching waterfront. It was built by Sir Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, in 1883. It was built of ironwood and embellished with Sarawak motif. At the time of its construction, it was intended as government offices and venue for state ceremonies. The Sarawak state council meetings were held here between until 1973.

 

The site of the Kuching Courthouse originally belonged to a missionary house. The structure was torn down in 1858. In its place were two other buildings, which were also demolished to make way for the Court House. A historical event took place here on 1 July, 1946, when Sir James Brooke, the third White Rajah, ceded Sarawak to Britain as a crown colony. Sarawak's first chief minister, Sir Stephen Kalong Ningkan, was also sworn in here, on 22 July, 1963.

 

Owing to its heritage value, the Sarawak Courthouse is today used as a tourist centre.

 

It is now the Sarawak Tourism Complex

  

The Rajah Brooke’s birdwing, order Lepidoptera, family Papilionidae, Trogonoptera brookiana was discovered by British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace during an expedition to Borneo in 1855. He named it in honor of Sir James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak. The Rajah Brooke’s birdwing lives in the rainforests and is found on the sandy banks of rivers in the Thai-Malay Peninsular, Borneo, and Sumatra. The butterfly is the national butterfly of Malaysia and has a wing expanse of 6-6.75 inches.

 

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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

Page: 759

Place of Publishing: London

Date of Publishing: 1846

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Title: The pagan tribes of Borneo; a description of their physical, moral and intellectual condition, with some discussion of their ethnic relations

Year: 1912 (1910s)

Authors: Hose, Charles, 1863-1929 McDougall, William, 1871-1938 Haddon, Alfred C. (Alfred Cort), 1855-1940

Subjects: Ethnology Anthropometry

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It has seemedto us worth while to bring together in these pagesthese few historical notes. The later history ofBorneo, which is in the main the story of its occupa-tion by and division between the Dutch and English,and especially the romantic history of the acquisitionof the raj of Sarawak by its first English rajah,Sir James Brooke, has often been told,^ and for thisreason may be dismissed by us in a very few words.The coasts of Borneo have long been occupiedby a Mohammedan population of Malay culture ;this population is partly descended from Malayand Arab immigrants, and partly from indigenousindividuals and communities that have adopted theMalay faith and culture in recent centuries. WhenEuropeans first visited the island, this population,dwelling for the most part, as it still does, in villagesand small towns upon the coast and in or near the 1 See especially the recently published History of Sa7-awak under its TwoWhite Rajahs, by S. Baring-Gould and C. A. Bampfylde, London, 1910.

 

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CHAP.,I HISTORY OF BORNEO 9 mouths of the rivers, owed allegiance to severalMalay sultans and a number of subordinate rulers,the local rajahs and pangirans. The principalsultans had as their capitals, from which they tooktheir titles, Bruni on the north-west, Sambas in thewest, Pontianak at the mouth of the Kapuas river,Banjermasin in the south at the mouth of the riverof the same name, Pasir at the south-east corner,Kotei and Balungan on the east at the mouths ofthe rivers of those names ; while the Sultan of Jolo,the capital of the Sulu islands, which lie off the northcoast, claimed sovereignty over the northern end ofBorneo. But these Malay sultans were not thefirst representatives in the island of culture and ofcivilised or semi-civilised rule ; for history preservessome faint records of still earlier times, of whichsome slight confirmation is afforded by survivingtraces of the culture then introduced. In spite of all the work done on the history of theEast Indies, most of what oc

  

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The figurines of Admiral Zheng He (China's greatest maritime explorer), Bai Ling (Governor General of Gunagxi and Guangdong), Captain Sir Henery Keppel also known as Raja Laut (King of the Sea) of H.M.S. Dido and James Brooke also known as White Rajah (Advisor in British Borneo).

Identifier: womenofallnation01joyc

Title: Women of all nations, a record of their characteristics, habits, manners, customs and influence;

Year: 1908 (1900s)

Authors: Joyce, Thomas Athol, 1878-1942 Thomas, Northcote Whitridge, 1868-

Subjects: Women

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and it is absolutely inflexible. It is onlyworn by unmarried girls, and once on it isseldom taken off ; in fact, it is only when theprolonged chafing of the edges of the corsetand of the ends of the brass wires has pro-duced galls and open sores, that a girl callson a friend to assist her to rid herself of heruncomfortable ornament. Some of the Land-Dayak tribes do notwear this corset, but sheathe the arms andlower part of the legs in brass-wire rings with white shellarmlets interspersed ; the ringson the legs fit veiy closely, and in course oftime produce considerable distortion of thecalf-muscles. The brass ornaments are al-ways highly polished, and with the glisteningshell armlets impart a very picturesqueappearance to the wearer ; indeed, thewriter can remember no prettier spectaclethan that which met his eyes one eveningwhen, as he and his crew were laboriouslyforcing their way up the rapid stream ofthe Upper Sarawak river, he was overtakenby a canoe containing half-a-dozen Land-

 

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BrassOrnaments. LAND-DAYAK GIRL (SARAWAK. BORNEO). With brass wire and shell armlets. made so as to open down the front, fasteningby means of a simple form of catch, in whichcase the donning or dofiing of it is a simplematter. But more often the corset has nosuch opening, and it must then be workedinto position over the head and shoulders,the arms being held up above the headduring the process. If the corset fits atall tightly the operation is a lengthy one,and a woman who has just undergone thepain and trouble of beautifying herselfthinks twice about removing the embellish- * The name Land-Dayak is rather unfortunate,since it leads to confusion with the very differentSea-Dayak. We owe it to the first Rajah of Sara-wak, Sir James Brooke, who was one of the first torealise that the Dayaks of Borneo were not allof one stock. THE SUNDA ISLANDS AND CELEBES I7J Dayak women poling their frail craftwith great precision and swiftness (n-cr thepurling shallows and foaming rapids, ^^itlltheir b

  

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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

Page: 397

Place of Publishing: London

Date of Publishing: 1846

Issuance: monographic

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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

Page: 426

Place of Publishing: London

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Sikh pioneers in Sarawak... In 1857, the Chinese uprising started in the gold mining town of Bau, which is about 20 miles (about 33 kilometres) from the town of Kuching. Sir James Brooke, the first white Rajah of Sarawak, fled to Singapore where he took refuge with the Governor of the Straits Settlements. He subsequently recruited personnel for the Sarawak Police Force in Singapore.' The first batch of 13 Sikhs led by Dewa Singh Akhara, were brought to Kuching.

 

These Sikhs played an important role in bringing peace, law and order to this area. Sikhs who came later were employed as prison wardens by the Government and as security personnel by the Sarawak Shell Company in Miri.

 

Courtesy:

Sikh Gurudwaras in Malaysia&Singapore

Saran Singh Sidhu AMN,PNM,FRNS

Church of St Leonard, Sheepstor Devon (known by many similar names going back to "Schetelestorre" in 1181) In front are the graves of Sir James Brooke 1868 and the White Rajahs of Sarawak

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Sir Francis Grant (1803-78) - Sir James Brooke (1803-68), 1847. Rajah of Sarawak

Sarawak (Jawi: سراوق) is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Known as Bumi Kenyalang (‘Land of the Hornbills’), it is situated on the north-west of the island. It is the largest state in Malaysia; the second largest, Sabah, lies to the northeast.

 

The name Kuching literally means ‘cat’ (kucing).

 

Origin of name

The origins of the city's name have never been clear. "Kuching" does translate into "cat" in Malay [6] and "kuching" is an old Malay spelling. However, the new official Malay spelling today would be "kucing," but both of them are pronounced the same. There is a separate theory whereby it may actually be a variation of the Indian name for "port" - "Cochin". Kuching was first settled by Indian traders who set up base at Santubong. Artifacts of Hindu origin can today be seen at the State Museum.

 

One highly unlikely theory is a story based on miscommunication. According to the story, when Rajah James Brooke arrived in Kuching on his yacht, the Royalist, he asked his local guide what the settlement's name was. The guide, thinking that the English adventurer was pointing towards a cat, said "Kuching." However, Sarawakian Malay for cat is "pusa" and this theory does not hold much credibility.

 

Another theory is that the city was named after the "mata kucing" or "cat's eye" fruit. Trees bearing this fruit used to grow in abundance by the river banks - where the city's commercial heart, is located. There is a hill in the heart of the modern city called Bukit Mata Kuching, and was named after the fruit. Also, at the foot of the hill, there was once a stream called the Kuching River. The stream, located in front of the Tua Pek Kong temple, had large amount of silt deposit and during the 1950s, was filled in to make way for roads and the city's expansion eastwards.

 

There is another more credible theory and that Kuching actually means "Ku" - Old and "Ching" - Well or "old well" in Chinese. During the Brooke's rule, there was no proper water supply and water-borne diseases were common. In 1888, there was a Great Cholera epidemic. However, water from a well at the present day China Street in Main Bazaar area saved Kuchingites from the disease. Clean supply of water from the well helped water-borne diseases became a thing of the past. Evidence of the well is still found at China Street. Clean water supply only came from Matang area later.

 

Despite those theories, the city was named Sarawak under Rajah Sir James Brooke's rule. Under Rajah Charles Brooke's rule, the city was renamed Sarawak Proper in order to avoid confusion with the ever expanding Kingdom of Sarawak. Only in the latter part of his reign was Sarawak Proper renamed Kuching.

 

The city has never been noted for having a significantly large population of cats. In fact, the many cat statues, the Kuching Cat Museum and other association with cats have been largely a recent phenomenon, part of a modern effort of tourism. Many travel brochures refer to Kuching as "Cat City" or the "City of Cats".

 

I came to the end of the road with the Brooke Dockyard blocking my path. I don’t know if there is way round it but I don’t have the time to find out. I really need to make my way back now if I were to make it in time for the dinner. It was obviously named after Sir James Brooke who was made the first white rajah of Sarawak.

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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

Page: 763

Place of Publishing: London

Date of Publishing: 1846

Issuance: monographic

Identifier: 001952716

 

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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

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Place of Publishing: London

Date of Publishing: 1846

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A detail from the Sir James Brooke Memorial Window

I have been fascinated with birds, flowers and butterflies. Managed to shoot some photographs of the Raja Brooke, one of the most beautiful butterflies found in Malaysia.

 

Raja Brooke in its natural habitat.

 

Rajah Brooke's birdwing are dramatically patterned butterflies. Its wing span is about 5 inches. The male's elongated, jet black forewings are decorated with metallic green triangles along the edges and there is a small area of iridescent azure blue towards the butterfly's body. The black hind wing of the male is smaller than the forewing and also has a large area of green coloration. The body and antennae of this species are black, and the head is red. Females have browner wings with white patches in place of the green found on males. The caterpillars are brown and green with paler brown spikes. There are many subspecies and all differ slightly in their coloration.

The Rajah Brooke Birdwing lives in rainforests. It eats fruits and nectar. They were discovered by famous British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace during one of his expeditions to Borneo in 1855. He named it in honor of his friend Sir James Brooke, the self-proclaimed Raja of Sarawak.

 

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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

Page: 395

Place of Publishing: London

Date of Publishing: 1846

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

 

The Jawi Malay script, Seri Paduka Baginda Duli Yang Maha Mulia Tuan Raja Sir Charles Brooke. Raja Sarawak Yang Kedua. As usual the Malays will overdo. The honorific phrase is reserved for Malay Kings in addressing the honor by its submissions and allegiance subjects.

 

The Brooke Memorial in honor of the second governor, Rajah Charles Brooke. Charles Brooke’s memorial was designed by Mr. Denis Santry of Messrs. Swan & Maclaren, an architect firm from Singapore. This memorial stone was unveiled by Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke to coincide with a council Negeri Meeting held on 16th October 1924. This six meters high obelisk is made of granite from Sebuyau quarry in Sri Aman division. On each corner of the Memorial are bronze panels with relief figures of a Malay nobleman, an Iban warrior, a Kayan chief and a Chinese businessman, depicting the main races in the State. On the bronze below the tablet is an inscription giving the principal dates of his life and reign. Above the bust are the old Crest and Arms of Sarawak.

 

At the beginning of the 19th century, Sarawak was a typical Malay principality, under the control of the Sultan of Brunei. Apart from occasional piracy on the coast and headhunting in the interior, Sarawak was peaceful. All of this changed when the Sultan of Brunei appointed a hugely unpopular Governor. The Malays and Bidayuhs of the Sarawak River revolted in 1836 and declared independence. An ugly guerrilla war ensued, which continued until 1839, when James Brooke, a young, wealthy Englishman arrived on the scene in his well-armed yacht, The Royalist. The grateful Sultan made Brooke the Rajah of Sarawak in 1841 after he succeeded to help put down the rebellion.

 

James Brooke's nephew Charles, who succeeded him, was no adventurer like his uncle, but an excellent administrator and politician. He set up a proper system of government, gradually expanding his area of control until it formed the present day Sarawak.

 

Ref. and suggested reading:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuching

www.etawau.com/Geography/Kuching/Memoral.htm

www.vintagemalaya.com/Kuching.html

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Brooke,_Rajah_of_Sarawak

From the second Brooke Memorial window

 

Above the arms is the butterfly Papilio Brookiana - named after Sir James Brooke

 

On either side is Naperthes Rajah - a Sarawak pitcher plant

 

Beneath is Atticus atlas - the Night Hawk Moth

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Title: "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of Piracy; with extracts from the Journal of J. Brooke Esq., of Sarawak"

Author: KEPPEL, Henry - Hon. Sir, G.C.B

Contributor: BROOKE, James - Sir, K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 1425.h.7.", "British Library HMNTS G.15736-7."

Page: 761

Place of Publishing: London

Date of Publishing: 1846

Issuance: monographic

Identifier: 001952716

 

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This butterfly was named by the naturalist Alfred R. Wallace in 1855, naming it for Sir James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak. It is considered rare and therefore protected by the endangered species act.

  

(Trogonoptera brookiana) Malaysia's national butterfly - named for Sir James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak at the time.

The principal theme of the window is the exaltation of the patriarch Joseph.

 

The surrounding tiles are in memory of the Honourable Bertha, Lady Lopes, who died in 1872

Red Aberdeen sarcophagus to Sir James Brooke, first Rajah of Sarawak, d1868, who bought the Burrator estate in 1858

the Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing (Troides brookiana) can rival the most beautiful species from other parts of the world. This birdwing was discovered by famous British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace during one of his expeditions to Borneo in 1855. He named it in honour of his friend Sir James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak.

 

Sir Francis Grant (1803-78) - Sir James Brooke (1803-68), 1847. Rajah of Sarawak : detail

Windsor Castle. There are several of these trophy guns in the Castle grounds. I like the dedication on this one - captured from pirates by the Rajah of Sarawak, Sir James Brooke, in 1844.

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