Among Primitive Peoples in Borneo : A Description of the Lives, Habits and Customs of the Piratical Head-Hunters of North Borneo, with an Account of Interesting Objects of Prehistoric Antiquity Discovered in the Island (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Among Primitive Peoples in Borneo: A Description of the Lives, Habits and Customs of the Piratical Head-Hunters of North Borneo, With an Account of Interesting Objects of Prehistoric Antiquity Discovered in the Island Borneo, the second largest island in the world, which 18 hazily connected by the crowd with the existence of wild men, lies, roughly speaking, south of the Philippines, with Java to the south, Celebes to the east, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula to the west, while the Equator cuts almost through the centre. About two-thirds of the whole island, comprising the two Residencies of south-east and West Borneo, is under Dutch rule. The remainder is divided into three states: Sarawak, which occupies a long strip of territory on the west coast and has an English ruler (raja Brooke); British North Borneo, governed by a Chartered Company, towards the northern end of the island; and the little native state of Brunei, wedged between these two, which have both eu riched themselves at her expense. The last-named is now protected by Great Britain and administered by officers of the Straits Settlements Civil Service. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 358 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19mm | 480g
- 10 Feb 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 41 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white