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A Month of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories – Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea is not only one of the world’s least explored countries it is also one of the most culturally diverse, with for example c. 841 different recorded languages. The Colony of Queensland, in 1883, desired to annex the southern half of eastern New Guinea. In turn the southern coast and […]

A Month of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories – North Borneo

North Borneo North Borneo was a British Protectorate under the sovereignty of the North Borneo Chartered Company from 1882 to 1946 after which it became a Crown Colony until 1963. In July 1881, the British North Borneo Provisional Association Ltd, formed by Alfred Dent and his brother obtained a Royal Charter. A year later the […]

A Month Of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories – Malta

Malta Above: Flag of Malta from 1943-1964 Malta is a southern European country in the centre of the Mediterranean, it is one of the world’s smallest states but also one of the most densely populated. Malta has long been an island of strategic importance not just for the British but for the Phoenicians, the Greeks, […]