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Raffles of the Eastern Isles

C. E. Wurtzburg

Raffles of the Eastern Isles

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Published by Oxford University Press in Singapore, Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Raffles, Stamford, -- Sir.,
  • Colonial administrators -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Colonial administrators -- Asia, Southeastern -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementC.E. Wurtzburg ; edited for publication by Clifford Witting.
    ContributionsWitting, Clifford.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination788p. :
    Number of Pages788
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21167694M
    ISBN 100195826051

    Gurney reported twelve pairs of shag with egg and one pair with young on Great Iinnisvouls on 12 May He was heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java from Dutch and French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars and contributed to the expansion of the British Empire. The war was swiftly conducted by Admiral Robert StopfordGeneral Frederick Augustus Wetheralland Colonel Robert Rollo Gillespiewho led a well-organized army against an army of mostly French conscripts with little proper leadership. He took his residence at Buitenzorg and despite having a small subset of Britons as his senior staff, kept many of the Dutch civil servants in the governmental structure. By then, the initial five-hundred villagers had grown to become five-thousand merchants, soldiers, and administrators packed onto the island.

    In Marchcoincidentally the same day he was replaced, he received an official reprimand from London for the takeover of Nias. Meanwhile, he was not only not granted a pensionbut was called to pay over twenty-two thousand pounds sterling for losses incurred during his administration. The area of blown sand is dominated by marram grass Ammophila arenaria which helps to stabilise the dunes and shelter a relatively rich flora of non-maritime plants such as a stunted grey sallow Salix cinerea. Return to Britain and death Upon arrival in England in poor health, Sir Stamford and Lady Raffles convalesced in Cheltenham until Septemberafter which he entertained distinguished guests in both London and his home. English Colonial Servant and Scholar. The British gained dominance in the north, while the entirety of Sumatra became Dutch.

    Farquhar was compelled to sign the treaty not with the official head of the sultanate, but rather, the Raja Muda Regent or Crown Prince of Riau. Around six months after first taking an interest in the war, Raffles is killed in battle. He gave a speech regarding the opening of a Malay college in Singapore that heavily involved observations on his years in Southeast Asia and the importance of both the local and the European languages. Raffles, Thomas Stamford. It was established that there was no Dutch presence on the island of Singapore. Second, he stood for certain values.


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Raffles of the Eastern Isles by C. E. Wurtzburg Download PDF Ebook

Meanwhile, in Malacca the Dutch acted at once, commanding that no Malays could go to Singapore. In his father died and young Raffles had to support his family with his meagre salary. His sharp eyes and strong mouth, however, Raffles of the Eastern Isles book unchanged.

Raffles sailed to Malacca in late to personally secure a British presence in the Riau area, especially Singapura, which was favoured by him both through the readings of Malayan histories and by Farquhar's explorations.

Raffles found the place wrecked, and set about reforms immediately, mostly similar to what he had done in Java — abolishing slavery and limiting cockfighting and such games. Gurney reported twelve pairs of shag with egg and one pair with young on Great Iinnisvouls on 12 May Certain colonial aspects remained: a European town was quickly built to segregate the population, separated by a river; carriage roads were built and cantonments constructed for the soldiers.

The colony was a bustling hub of trade and economic activity. Despite the prestige connected with the title, Bencoolen was a colonial backwater whose only real export was pepper and only the murder of a previous Resident, Thomas Parr, gained it any attention back home in Britain.

Stamford Raffles

In he was knighted by the prince regent, whose daughter, Princess Charlottewas particularly close to him. Inhe left again for England shortly before the island of Java was returned to control of the Netherlands following the Napoleonic Warsunder the terms of the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of Touring inner parts of Sumatra he discovered the plant Rafflesia.

The founder took direct control; and with a heavy hand. As the influential merchant John PalmerRaffles, and fellow commissioner John Monckton Coombs of Penang sat offshore, waiting for a response, Calcutta debated whether to reinforce Singapore or not. At this time he also made the acquaintance of Thomas Otho Traverswho would accompany him for the next twenty years.

Eastern Isles

Rule During the relatively brief British rule in Java, Raffles negotiated peace and mounted some significant military expeditions against local Javanese princes to subjugate them to British rule. Unlike the salutary neglect Raffles granted upon Singapore, he slowed the European-inspired reforms and emphasized on the cultivation of whatever land that was available.

The hills have maritime heath on each summit and dense bracken communities on the lower slopes. The British invasion of Java took a total Raffles of the Eastern Isles book forty-five days, during which Raffles was appointed the Lieutenant-Governor by Lord Minto before hostilities formally ceased.

Yet, as Raffles confirmed with the sultan regarding the absolute British influence of the area, he realized Raffles of the Eastern Isles book the local rulers had only limited power over the well-cultivated and civilized country, and the treaty was largely symbolic and had little actual force.

They removed to a London address at Berners Street at the end of Novemberjust in time to have a war of words with Farquhar, who had also arrived in the city, in front of the Court of Directors of the EIC regarding Singapore.

The city was in a strategically advantageous position; however, he was ordered not to provoke the Dutch, and his subsequent actions were officially disavowed by the British government.

He gave a speech regarding the opening of a Malay college in Singapore that heavily involved his observations of his years in Southeast Asia and the importance of both the local and the European languages.

Raffles replied and clarified his actions, and moved to his country estate, Highwood, north London, but before the issue was resolved, he was already much too ill. Repeated efforts were made to persuade Calcutta to send a replacement for Farquhar; but they remained unanswered.

Legacy In Singapore and in other parts of the world, his name lives on in numerous entities, including: Biology. Nonetheless amidst uncertainty and intrigue, Raffles landed in Achin on 14 Marchwith begrudging help of Penang.

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