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The War

Explores aspects of  the World War II experience of Sabah (then British North Borneo), from the eve of the Japanese invasion to the arrival of Allied forces. These 5 years were a watershed for the people of Sabah who, after progressing steadily towards modernity for 60 years, suffered one of the greatest calamities one can [...]

Governors of British North Borneo and Heads of State of Sabah

“History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time, it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity”, this famous quote of Marcus Cicero was so aptly put history into perspective.

This  is a very important reference book to researchers, historians, students, libraries and it is a [...]

Flora & Plant Formations of Mount Kinabalu & the Highlands of British North Borneo; A Contribution to the

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Kinabalu; The Haunted Mountain of Borneo

Enriquez’s short account, ‘Kinabalu-The Haunted Mountain Of Borneo’ requires only a brief introduction in that it is a succinctly composed record of an expedition to Borneo in 1925, made principally to collect zoological specimens. This was when Borneo was a far-away land of orang-utan and headhunters, savagery and piracy and when (under the [...]

Land Below the Wind (reprint)

Agnes Keith Trilogy: Land Below the Wind; Three Came Home & White Man Returns.Three books written by an American journalist married to an English government officer in British North Borneo. The first book is an idyll covering the late 1930′s. The second covers internment and brutality by the Japanese during the Second [...]

Ornithological Monographs no 52; Ornithology of Sabah History, Gazetteer, Annotated Checklist & Bibliography

Sabah is the Malaysian State representing former British North Borneo. It is well known for its rich forests, impressive mountains (including Mt. Kinabalu), and diverse avifauna. Ornithologists have explored and published on the birds of Sabah since the 1850s. This monograph reviews the work of these ornithologists by providing an historical overview of [...]

Pagans of North Borneo; The ( Reprint)

There is an old saying, ” Good wine needs no bush ” ; if this is true then assuredly Mr. Owen Rutter’s book needs no introduction. Nor if it did could I claim any special competence, for it is now more than a quarter of a century since I spent six months in [...]

Sandakan: A Conspiracy of Silence (4th Edition 2007)

It is August 1945 and World War 2 is over. Japan has surrendered. As the Western world rejoices, deep in the jungle of British North Borneo the small number of remaining Austrlian and British prisoners of war are massacred. Of the 2434 prisoners incarcerated by the Japanese in the Sandakan POW camp, only [...]

Three Came Home (reprint: 1st publ 1946)

Agnes Keith Trilogy: Land Below the Wind; Three Came Home & White Man Returns.Three books written by an American journalist married to an English government officer in British North Borneo. The first book is an idyll covering the late 1930′s. The second covers internment and brutality by the Japanese during [...]

White Man Returns

Agnes Keith Trilogy: Land Below the Wind; Three Came Home & White Man Returns.Three books written by an American journalist married to an English government officer in British North Borneo. The first book is an idyll covering the late 1930′s. The second covers internment and brutality by the Japanese during [...]