Recounting the Memories of the Past

Rodney Mundy’s action in the ceding of Labuan

Captain Rodney Mundy or later known as Admiral Sir George Rodney Mundy was a friend of James Brooke. Both of them support each other if they faced troubles. Captain Rodney Mundy sailed to Sarawak in 1842 he took over HMS Iris and was deployed to Borneo to conduct operations against pirates.

On 1846, James Brooke with Captain Rodney Mundy and Admiral Cochrane sailed to Brunei Town. They attacked the Town on the excuse that the Sultan had done wrong by killing Pg Muda Hashim and his family.

In November 1846 Rodney Mundy was given permission to take over Labuan. He managed to force the Sultan to make up his mind and signed the Treaty of Labuan. He informed the Sultan that British warships was anchoring nearby and that the Sultan would suffer a loss if his palace was burnt down.

24th December 1846 Captain Rodney Mundy hoisted the Union Jack on Labuan Island.




4 responses to “Rodney Mundy’s action in the ceding of Labuan

  1. viviena teng October 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

    aren’t they all related to the Brooke family?

  2. shahrinms October 12, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    By no means Rodney Mundy, Thomas Cochrane and James Brooke were related to each other. They were friends and had mutual interests in expanding British power in Sarawak. However in certain respect they shared similarity in terms of their success in glorifying British influence and services which the Queen bestowed these three influential figures Knighthood.

  3. viviena teng October 20, 2011 at 10:02 am

    good to know i mean that they are related by blood!

  4. shahrinms October 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Oh really? They are related by blood. Well i’ll go and check in that case.

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