An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlement under the Honourable the East India Company, on February 6th, 1819, to the transfer of the Colonial Office as part of the colonial possessions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. Vol. II



Digitised Book 44.211.31.134 (0)

1902

An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore : (with portraits and illustrations) from the foundation of the settlement under the Honourable the East India Company, on February 6th, 1819, to the transfer of the Colonial Office as part of the colonial possessions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. Vol. II

About the Book

This is the second volume of a two volume compliation of articles on Singapore, first published in the Singapore Free Press. They have been revised and edited and are arranged in chronological order from 1844-1866 with some reprints from the writings of Crawfurd, Logan, Braddell and others. Topics in this volume cover mainly the development of infrastructures in Singapore, such as roads, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, bridges, Horsburgh and Raffles Lighthouses, dry docks, a court house, godowns, a jail, estabilshing rules and regulations regarding land use, administration of justice, control of civil unrests and crimes and eradicating the tiger menace.

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Additional Details

Creators
Buckley, Charles Burton, 1844-1912
Subject
Singapore--History--1819-1867
Singapore--Social conditions
Singapore--Colonies--Administration
East India Company
Publisher
Fraser & Neave, 1902
National Library Board Singapore, 1902
Digital Description
application/pdf, ill. (incl. ports), map.
Table of Contents
The first P. & O. Mail, and all the letters left behind -- Gang robbery and Mount Elizabeth -- The tragedy of the convict ship General Wood -- The story of Keppel Harbour -- The remarkably foolish magistrate -- The collision between the two P. & O. Mail steamers Pacha and Erin -- The tragedy of the Fawa -- The head scares -- The big Riots of 1854 -- Another disastrous steamer picnic -- Lord Elgin and the Indian Mutiny -- The Alabama -- The explosion on the steamer Johore.
Copyright
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2005.