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Asia (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Central Office of Information photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/COI
Scope and Contents The collection comprises twenty-three boxes of photographs and thirty boxes plus one file of negatives. The majority of photographs are of Heads of Government, meetings and other conferences held in the U.K; conferences leading to constitutional progress and, in most cases, independence, of individual countries; visitors from overseas including those training in the U.K; and organisations, exhibitions etc., in the U.K. relating to the Commonwealth. Most were taken by COI...
Dates: 1948 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Chinese family taking their meal, 1948, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/43
Scope and Contents

154 x 162 mm. Showing a Chinese couple taking their midday meal, with a neighbour seated beside them looking after their baby.

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chinese girl with pineapples, Johore [i.e. Johor Baharu], 1948, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/42
Scope and Contents

208 x 152 mm. Showing a young Chinese girl seated amongst a pile of recently harvested pineapples.

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Girl embroidering silk, Alor Star [i.e. Alor Setar] Arts and Crafts School [1960s], 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/87
Scope and Contents

153 x 207 mm. As captioned.

Dates: 1960 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Harvesting pineapples, 1948, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/41
Scope and Contents

203 x 153 mm. Showing a Chinese girl piling harvested pineapples in a field.

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Kanowit women weaving rattan baskets, Rajang River area, Sarawak, [? 1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/139
Scope and Contents

205 x 153 mm. As captioned.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Making batik cloth, Kota Bahru [i.e. Kota Baharu], Kelantan, 1964, 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/82
Scope and Contents

155 x 188 mm. Showing cotton cloth being printed with metal blocks dipped in dye.

Dates: 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Malaya. Aboriginal huntsman with blowpipe [? 1960s], 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/45
Scope and Contents

157 x 188 mm. Showing a hunter standing in a jungle clearing with his blowpipe raised to his lips.

Dates: 1960 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Malaya fishing village [? 1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/33
Scope and Contents

206 x 153 mm. Showing women waiting on the beach while a catch of fish is unloaded and weighed. A typed caption on the reverse reads: 'The womenfolk wait while the fish are weighed and dumped on the sand'.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Malaya Fishing Village [? 1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/35
Scope and Contents

152 x 105 mm. Showing two workers spreading out piles of salted fish to crispen in the sun. A caption on the reverse reads: 'Youngsters rake the salted fish thinly to crisp in the sun'.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Moslem wedding ceremony, Malaya [1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/79
Scope and Contents

206 x 153 mm. Showing the bride and groom retiring, followed by attendant, after the completion of the transaction of paying for the bride.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Parliament House, Kuala Lumpur, July 1964, 1964-07

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/2
Scope and Contents

206 x 152 mm. A view looking across landscaped parkland and an approach road towards the modern Parliament buildings.

Dates: 1964-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Preparing silk for wearing, Penambang, near Kota Bahru [i.e. Kota Baharu], 1964, 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/88
Scope and Contents

154 x 190 mm. Showing a Malay girl attaching silk thread to the bobbins of a loom.

Dates: 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Progress in the Colonies, 1940s-1950s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R
Scope and Contents A collection of prints produced by the Central Office of Information. The prints measure approximately 165 x 115 mm and have typewritten captions pasted onto the reverse. A sheet of paper with the prints gives the title: 'Progress in the Colonies. Rejected photographs'. This selection appears to be part of a larger series of prints -the captions are often numbered and frequently make references to 'Feature Sets'. The photographs illustrate post-war developments in agriculture,...
Dates: 1940 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sea Dyak tattooing [? 1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/138
Scope and Contents

152 x 192 mm. Showing a Dyak man applying tattoos.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Water brought by rail to Tawau, Sabah [? 1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/28
Scope and Contents

203 x 156 mm. Showing villagers at Tawau drawing water from a large barrel which has arrived from the hills on a narrow gauge railway.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).