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The flood at Kota Baru [i.e. Bahru] [i.e. Baharu], Kelantan, 8th-10th December 1913, 1913-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 13

Scope and Contents

An album containing prints measuring approximately 140 x 80 mm with brief captions. The album was a Christmas gift to Mr and Mrs Langham-Carter from Mr and Mrs White; this is presumably A.R. White of the Kelantan Survey Department. The flood is briefly described in Langham-Carters Annual Report for Kelantan for 1913: 'In December the Kelantan River rose to an abnormal height, and the greatest flood since 1897 was recorded. The business premises in Kota Bharu [i.e. Baharu] were flooded out, and the place enjoyed an enforced holiday and Venetian aspect for some two days. The State lost wholly or in part most of its best bridges, and the railways and traders suffered in varying degrees. Fortunately the padi, though completely submerged over a large area for some time, sustained no serious damage, and there was no loss of human life.'

Dates

  • 1913-12

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown, possibly A.R. White of the Kelantan Survey Department.

Extent

1 folder(s) (12 images in 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Generally in good condition.

Related Materials

Other views of the flood are at BAM 6/41-BAM 6/59.

General

PJ.

Originator(s)

White, A. R (?)

Finding aid date

2002-04-09 12:36:49+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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