Borneo People. in dj

By: MacDONALD, Malcolm

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MacDONALD, The Right Honourable Malcolm. Borneo People. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Pp. (4),v-viii,(2),3-424 with [45] plates and ilustrations throughout. 8vo, rust cloth, gilt lettering, brown panel to front and spine, endpapers illustrated with maps. Printed in Canada. "Until 1941 Sarawak had been the home of the Brooke family, the legendary White Rajahs. The rule of the Brookes had been a personal one. They had been accustomed tojourney widely in their domains and to visit their head-hunting subjects i n their long-houses. Mr MacDonald resolved to continue this tradition of personal rule. He began a series of journeys up the great rivers, the naturalroads of Sarawak, on ceremonial and social visits to the pagan tribes of t he interior. He lived with the pagans in their long-houses, he presided over their ceremonies, danced the native dances, sang their songs, and, in every way possible, joined in their way of life."- from the dust jacket. Contents : Part One: The Country. 1. The Land and Its Peoples; 2. The White Rajahs; 3. Cession. Part Two: The Land Dayaks;. 4. A Visit to Singgi. Part Three: The Ibans. 5. Up_River; 6. Temonggong Koh; 7. Life in a Long-House; 8. The Balleh; 9. Pagan Ceremonial; 10. Interlude in the Jungle; 11. Segura; 12. Retreat from Paganism. Part Four: The Kayans and Kenyahs. 13. Introduction to the Kayans; 14. Long Laput; 15. Baram Worthies; 16. Tama Weng's Home. Part Five: The Melanus, Malays and Chinese. 17. A Melanu Scene; 18. ChineseFamily; 19. Malay Politics. Part Six:: Envoi. 20. Farewell to Friends. For MacDonald "politician, diplomat, and writer," and one-time British High Co mmissioner to Canada, (17 August 1901 - 11 January 1981) see DNB 1981-1985,pp.254-6. A few small brown smudges to edges, slight fading along top edge s of boards, else vg in vg very slightly soiled dj. 30.00

Title: Borneo People. in dj

Author Name: MacDONALD, Malcolm

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Publisher: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto, 1956,:

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