Photographs of North Borneo, [1914-1983] and Sarawak, [1897-1973], includingmission schools and churches, principal buldings in towns and major settlements,landscapes, diocesan events, and portraits of mission staff and native clergy.
Photographic collection of the Borneo Mission Association
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Ind. Ocn. r. 20
- Dates of Creation1914-1983
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description345 prints Most of the photographs contain some form of description on theback but are not always dated.
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Borneo Mission Association was formed in 1909 to assist the work of theAnglican Church in Labuan, Sarawak and British North Borneo. Although it neversent out missionaries itself, Anglican missionaries had first visited Sarawakin 1848 at the invitation of James Brooke, its Rajah. From 1869 to 1909 Malaya, Singapore and Borneo had operated as a single diocese. However,a separate diocese was created for Sabah in 1962.
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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
Other Finding Aids
Listed as no. 668 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is available for consultation in the library reading room.
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The collection is based upon the photographs of Lawrence Eustace Currey,a lay missionary who served in the diocese, [1914-1926], though other photographswere later added to the original set.