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Last revised on May 9th 2002, last revised on May 6th 2010







In 1846 the Sultanate of Brunei ceded the island of Labuan (regarded a pirate's nest) to Britain. In 1848 Labuan became a crown colony. The island gained importance as a coaling station. In 1906 it joined the Straits Settlements; in 1946 the latter were dissolved and Labuan was annexed into British North Borneo. As part of the latter (Sabah), in 1963 it joined Malaysia

Labuan since 1906
Labuan 1846-1906

Spelling varieties : Labuan, Labooan






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Timelines Search Google News Archive for Labuan, click Timeline
Accounts of History from Labuan Tourism, Labuan - a Colony to Fight Pirates, from The Mystery Box; from Wikipedia
Military The War against Sukarno. Borneo 1962-1966, from Britain's Small Wars
Malaysia, from Land orces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth
Religion Bornean Religions, from Overview of World Religions

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Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon); from Rulers (B. Schemmel), scroll down for Labuan
Population Figures Malaysia : historical demographical data of the administrative divisions, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht; has population data for Labuan 1851-1948, 1978-1999
Documents Historical Newspapers Kranten Historisch [historical newspapers]
Image Databanks
Archival Deposits Stanford Univ., Jonsson Library of Government Documents, British Government Archival Resources C.O. 144-146
The Straits Settlements : Annual Reports 1855-1941 (with annex - Labuan Reports prior to annexation into Str.S.), advertisement posted by Archive Editions
Document Collections
Historical Maps Map of Sttraits Settlements 1912 (w. Labuan), from Historical Maps of India (Britannica 1912)
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article : Labuan, from EB 1911, posted by Classic Encyclopedia
Article : Labuan, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German, posted by Retro Bibliothek
Religious from Catholic Encyclopedia (of 1909; article Borneo);
Economic
Geographical Labooan, p.110 in vol.1 of W. Hamilton, The East Indian Gazetteer, 1828, GB
Labuan, p.246 in vol.5 of Diccionario geografico universal, 1832, in Spanish, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives
National Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW
Stamps Labuan Philatelic and Postal History, from The Sarawak Specialists' Society
Rare Labuan Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; Labuan stamps 1879-1901, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

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Bibliographies general Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies) (site in German, most titles listed in English; numerous entries; publications mostly since 1970)
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
Online Libraries general Internet Archives
Gutenberg Library Online
e-corpus
International Boundary Studies, search for Thailand
On Southeast Asia Malaysian Theses Online
ISEAS Working Papers, Back Issues 2000-2003
Philippines ELibrary
Sejarah Melayu Library
KITLV Aceh Books
Perpustakaan Nasional (Indonesian National Library), click Koleksi Digital
NUS Asia Research Institute ARI Working Papers Series
K-Borneo, site requires registration
Online Journals Index of Borneo Research Bulletin, -2006
Borneo Bibliography 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, from Borneo Research Bulletin
Books & Articles on Borneo, from Krul Antiquarian Books, commercial site
Yearbooks Statesman's Yearbook : Labuan, 1895 p.158, 1898 p.158, 1901 pp.171-172, 1904 p.180, 1905 pp.180-181 Straits Settlements : Labuan 1918 p.165, 1919 p.170, 1925 p.172, 1928 p.177
Britannica Book of the Year 1913 pp.626-627 [G]
Americana Annual 1927 p.492,. 1928 p.446, 1930 p.435, 1931 p.438, 1932 p.405, 1933 p.428, 1934 p.331, 1935 p.396, 1936 p.401, 1937 p.388, 1943 p.420, 1944 p.388 [G]