Borneo Research Bulletin, 2010

This is a book of very special qualities, by an author who is at home as much in nineteenth century Sarawak as in the modern political and economic structures which have evolved from early Brooke rule– or, as if often the case, have been rudely substituted for what the Brookes established.  Past and present are portrayed, and bridged, most convincingly by the many pages of archival resear

This is a book of very special qualities, by an author who is at home as much in nineteenth century Sarawak as in the modern political and economic structures which have evolved from early Brooke rule– or, as if often the case, have been rudely substituted for what the Brookes established.  Past and present are portrayed, and bridged, most convincingly by the many pages of archival research, sensitive ethnography and oral history from the notebooks of a husban-and-wife team, in the feild, 1993-94, 2002, 2006 and 2007.

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