The expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of piracy : with extracts from the journal of James Brooke, esq., of Sarawak, vol.1
- Keppel, Henry, Sir
- Print Source:
- New York: Harper and Brothers, 1846
- Publication Info:
- Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Library
- Table of Contents:
- Chapter I. The Chinese War having terminated Captain Keppel in H.M.S. Dido appointed to command of the Straits station. Meeting with Mr. Brooke. Sketch of his life. Mr. Brooke's outward voyage in the Royalist. Touch at Singapore. Arrival off the coast of Borneo. Land at the island of Talang Talang. Intercourse with the Bandar.Chapter II. Progress observations. Descriptions of the coast of Borneo. Account and c. of a Pangeran. Arrival at Sarawak. Meetings with Rajah Muda Hassim and conversations. The town. Interchange of visits and presents. Excursion to Dyak tribes. Resources and commercial products.Chapter III. Second cruise up the river Lundu. The Sibnowan Dyaks. Their town Tungong. Their physical proportions and words of their language. Their customs. Skull trophies. Religious ceremonies and opinions. Their ornaments. Appearance of both sexes. Dress and morals. Missionary prospects of conversion and elevation in the social scale. Government laws and punishments. Dances. Iron manufacturing. Chinese settlement. Excursion continued.Chapter IV. Renewed intercourse with the Rajah. Prospects of trade. Ourang outang and other animals. The two sorts of mias. Description of the Rajah his suite and Panglimas and c. The character of the natives. Leave Sarawak. Songi Dyaks. Visit Seriff Sahib. Buyat tongue. Attack by pirates. Sail for Singapore.Chapter V. Summary of information obtained during this visit to Borneo. Geographical and topographical observations. Produce. Various Dyak tribes. Natural history. Language. Origin of races. Sail from Singapore. Celebes. Face of the country. Waterfall.Chapter VI. Dain Matara the Bugis. Excursions in Celebes. Dispute with the Rajah's son in law. Baboon shot. Appearance of the country. Visit the Resident. Barometrical observations. The Bugis. Geography. Coral reefs. Visit the Rana of Lamatte. Population and products of the country.Chapter VII. Mr. Brooke's second visit to Sarawak. The civil war. Receives a present of a Dyak boy. Excursion to the seat of war. Notices of rivers and settlements on their banks. Deaths and burials. Reasons for and against remaining at Sarawak. Dyak visitors. Council of war. Why side with the Rajah. Mode of constructing forts. State of enemy's and Rajah's forces. Conduct of the war.Chapter VIII. Appearance of the country. Progress of the rebel war. Character of the Sow and Singe Dyaks. Their belief in augury. Ruinous effects of protracted warfare. Cowardice and boasting of the Malays. Council of war. Refuse to attack the enemy's forts. Rebels propose to treat. The Malays oppose. Set out to attack the rebels but frustrated by our allies. Assailed by the rebels. Put them to fight. Treat with them. They surrender. Intercede with the Rajah for their lives. Renewed treachery of the Malays.Chapter IX. Retrospect of Mr Brooke's proceedings and prospects. Visit of a pirate fleet. Intercourse with the chief leaders and other characteristic incidents. War dances. Use of opium. Story of Si Tundo. Preparations for trading. Conditions of the cession of Sarawak.Chapter X. Obstacles in the way of coming to a satisfactory conclusion with Muda Hassim. The law of force and reprisal considered. Capabilities of Sarawak. Account of Sarebus and Sakarran pirates. Excursion up the river. Visit to the Singe Dyaks. Description of Mr Brooke's house at Sarawak. Circumstances relating to the wreck off Borneo Proper.Chapter XI. Return of the Royalist from Borneo Proper with intelligence of the sufferers from the wreck of the Sultana. Effect of the arrival of the Diana on the negotiations for their release. Outrage and oppression of Macota. Fate of the Sultana and her crew. Mr Brooke made Rajah of Sarawak. Liberation of rebel prisoners. State of Dyak tribes. Court of justice opened. Dyak burials and respect for the dead. Malay cunning and treachery.Chapter XII. Reflections on the new year. The plundered village and other wrongs. Means for their suppression. The new government proceeds to act. The constitution. Preparation for an expedition against the Sea Dyaks. Form of a treaty. Wreck of the Viscount Melbourne. Administration of justice. Difficulties and dangers. Dyak troubles. Views and arrangements of the Chinese. Judicial forms. Wrongs and sufferings of the Lundus.Chapter XIII. Ascent of the left hand river to the Stabad. Remarkable cave in the Tubbang. Diamond works at Suntah. Return. Infested by Dyak pirates. A meeting of prahus and fight. Seriff Sahib's treatment of the Suntah Dyaks. Expedition against the Singe. Their invasion of the Sigos and taking heads. The triumph over these trophies. Arms and modes of war. Hot and cold council houses. Ceremonies in the installation of the Orang Kaya Steer Rajah. Meeting of various Dyak tribes. Hostile plans of Seriff Sahib and their issue. Resolves to proceed to Borneo Proper.Chapter XIV. Visit of Captain Elliot. Mr Brooke sails for Borneo Proper. Arrival. Visited by leading men. Condition of the country. Reception by the Sultan. Objects in view. The different chiefs and communications with them. The Sultan and his Pangerans. Objects of the visit accomplished. Return to Sarawak. Ceremonies of the cession. Sails for Singapore."No. III. This is the Epistle of Laputongei, Rajah of Waju, and Consort, to Mr. James Brooke, and to the company of Merchants at Singapore."