The Expedition to Borneo of H. M. S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy
Format: 210 mm x 148 mm
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In 1843 Henry Keppel, captain of S. M. S. Dido, and James Brooke, the new Rajah of Sawarak, meet in Singapore. When Keppel learns from Brooks about the serious problem of piracy in Malaysia, he decides to follow him to Borneo and to help his new friend to take actions against pirates. In his travel diary for the years 1843 to 1846 Keppel describes Brooke's campaign against piracy and his own role in solving the conflicts. The focus of his journal, however, is rather on the description of Borneo. Keppel gives the reader his impressions of the island and its people and local customs. His report is supplemented by a portrayal of James Brookes, based on extracts from Brooke's own journal.
Reprint of the original edition from 1846.