History Of Wireless Telegraphy In British North Borneo, The


by Uwe Aranas

History Of Wireless Telegraphy In British North Borneo, The

Price:  US$57.60   (SGD80.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 254 pages
Published:  2018, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789839638356
SB#:  062464 (130)

About This Book

This book provides an account of the development of communications in North Borneo from the overland telegraph lines, built with great difficulties and expense through the forests of the interior to connect the East Coast to the West Coast, and via the submarine cable terminal in Labuan, to the outside world at the end of the 19th century, to its replacement with wireless technology in 1915. The author closely examined the relevant British North Borneo Company documents held in the British National Archives at Kew and the Sabah State Archives in Kota Kinabalu. He also extracted information from Telefunken and other archive material held in Germany, and conducted on-site field investigations and identified some remnants of the wireless stations that have survived buried in the grass for a hundred years. The book concludes with the destruction of the wireless stations during the Second World War and gives an account of the restoration of the communications services in the post-war era of North Borneo.


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