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Recounting the Memories of the Past
1). What was Sultan Abdul Momin’s relationship to SOAS I?
The grandson of SOAS I
2). What was Sultan Abdul Momin’s relationship to SOAS II?
The son-in-law of SOAS II.
3). In which year did Sultan Abdul Momin give up James Brooke Batang Lupar Area?
4). What were the territories given up by the Sultan in 1855 to James Brooke?
Samarahan to Rajang.
5). What were the territories ceded by the Sultan in 1861 to James Brooke?
Rajang to Bintulu including Mukah to Oya. Take note: Coastal areas and rivers of Tanjung Kedurong were also ceded to James Brooke in the same year.
6). When did James Brooke leave Kuching after 22 years as the Raja of Sarawak?
1863 and he died in 1868 in England.
7). What were the territories inherited by Charles Brooke when he became the new Raja?
Tanjung Datu to Tanjung Kedurong.
8). What were the areas given to Charles Brooke in 1883?
Tanjung Kedurong to Baram.
9). What were the districts obtained by Charles Brooke in 1884?
Tanjung Puan to Terusan.
10). What was Charles Lee Moses appointed as in Brunei 1865?
American Consul General to Brunei.
11). What were the territories obtained by Charles Lee Moses when he signed a treaty with the Sultan?
Sulaman river to Paitan river.
12). What were the territories obtained by Charles Lee Moses from Pg Temenggong Pg Anak Hashim?
Paitan river to Kimanis including Balabak Island and Palawan Island.
13). What was the name of the company set up by Charles Lee Moses and William Joseph Torrey?
American Trading Company.
14). Who did WJ Torrey sell his concession rights in North Borneo to?
Baron von Overbeck (Austrian Consul General to Hong Kong).
15). Who did Baron von Overbeck go into partnership with and formed the Dent Company?
16). Why did Baron von Overbeck sell his share to Alfed Dent?
He faced financial problems and could not get any support from Austrian government.
17). When did the British government grant the Royal charter to British North Borneo Company ?
18). Who was the first governor of North Borneo?
William Hood Treacher.
19). What was the agreement of Amanat 1885 about?
An agreement between Sultan, Wazirs, Manteris and Tulin holders to not cede any remaining territories to foreigners.
20). Why was the agreement of Amanat 1885 not effective?
No support from the British and Brunei did not have warships to enforce the Amanat so that’s why many Brunei territories continued to be taken including Limbang.