Crown Colony of North Borneo

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Crown Colony of North Borneo
British colony

1946–1963
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem
God Save the Queen
Capital Jesselton
Languages English, Malay, Chinese
Government Crown colony
Historical era New Imperialism
 -  North Borneo ceded to the Crown Colony 18 July 1946[1]
 -  Self-government 31 August 1963
 -  Malaysia Agreement 16 September 1963
Currency North Borneo dollar, later Malaya and British Borneo dollar
Today part of  Malaysia

The Governor of British Crown Colony of North Borneo (Malay: Tuan Yang Terutama Gabenor Koloni Mahkota British Borneo Utara) is the position created by the British Government upon the cession of North Borneo from the North Borneo Chartered Company. The appointment was made by King George VI, and later Queen Elizabeth II until the self-government of North Borneo on 31 August 1963 and the forming of the Federation of Malaysia on 1963.[2] After the formation of Malaysia, the title was changed to 'Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah', which also means 'His Excellency The Governor of Sabah', or 'His Excellency The Head of State of Sabah' and the appointment was later made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or King of Malaysia. Labuan was first joined the Crown Colony in 15 July 1946.

List of Governors of the Crown Colony of North Borneo[edit]

Name From To
Edward Francis Twining 1946 1949
Herbert Ralph Hone 1950 1954
Roland Evelyn Turnbull 1954 1959
William Allmond Codrington Goode 1959 1963

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthony Kirk-Greene (12 June 1999). On Crown Service: A History of HM Colonial and Overseas Civil Services, 1837-1997. I.B.Tauris. pp. 183–. ISBN 978-1-86064-260-9. 
  2. ^ Frans Welman. Borneo Trilogy Volume 1: Sabah. Booksmango. pp. 159–. ISBN 978-616-245-078-5. 

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