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The colourful early history of the Cocos-Keeling Islands

C. A. Gibson-Hill

The colourful early history of the Cocos-Keeling Islands

by C. A. Gibson-Hill

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Published by Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby C.A. Gibson-Hill
SeriesMBRAS reprint -- no. 31
The Physical Object
Pagination306 p. :
Number of Pages306
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25034100M
ISBN 109789679948509
LC Control Number2011307827

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. The Cocos Islands lie in the Indian Ocean. They are claimed by the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand as the "Cocos (Keeling) Islands" but have functioned as an independent micro-kingdom since They are not to be confused with the Isla del Coco, also called Cocos Island, in the Pacific Ocean, a Costa Rican island annexed to Colombia in The Clunies-Ross family from Shetland Area: 14 km.

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The tranquillity of the Cocos Keeling Islands today gives little hint of their colourful past, their human dramas and tragedies, or the many different rulers who controlled them. From first settlement in by English merchant Alexander Hare, through decades of rule by the Clunies-Ross dynasty, most island inhabitants had little freedom or. The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka and closer to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is part of Southeast Asia and is in the Southern Hemisphere. The territory's dual name reflects that the islands have historically been known as either the Cocos.


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The colourful early history of the Cocos-Keeling Islands by C. A. Gibson-Hill Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cocos (Keeling) Islands history. The island group is named after the coconut (Cocos nucifera), which grew there in profusion, even before the deliberate planting of all of the southern atoll as a part of the Clunies Ross estate.

Captain William Keeling is believed to have been the first European to sight the islands in on his return from Bantam in the Dutch East Indies, on behalf of the East India.

The Cocos-Keeling Islands. [Guppy, Henry Brougham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Cocos-Keeling Islands. The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are currently a territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Christmas Islands roughly halfway between Sri Lanka and Australia.

Cocos consists of two atolls (a ring-shaped reef) and 27 coral islands (islands which are formed from coral detritus and associated organic material). The tranquillity of the Cocos Keeling Islands today gives little hint of their colourful past, their human dramas and tragedies, or the many different rulers who controlled them.

From first settlement in The colourful early history of the Cocos-Keeling Islands book English merchant Alexander Hare, through decades of rule by the Clunies-Ross dynasty, most island inhabitants had little contact with the outside world. out of 5 stars Buy it from the islands direct Reviewed in the United States on October 3, My book is still available from the Cocos Islands Council, Home Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean, Australia /5(1).

The production and export of copra is the territory’s economic mainstay. The Cocos Islands Co-operative Society Ltd., established inundertakes building maintenance and construction and provides stevedoring, interisland transport, lighter on- and off-loading, and other services.

The Cocos Malay people of Home Island in the Cocos Keeling Islands have a history of isolation from the outside world, only a handful of outsiders having lived among them.

The first group of settlers were brought to the islands as workers by the merchant Alexander Hare in Originally brought to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands as slaves and members of the harem of Alexander Hare, an early 19th century English explorer, the Cocos Malay people. Learn more about the colourful history of the Cocos Keeling Islands, the rule of the Clunies-Ross family and the Cocos Malay culture.

The Islands The Cocos Keeling Islands are an atoll of 27 island of which only two are inhabited, the rest are waiting to be explored. The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia.

There are two atolls and twenty-seven coral islands in the group. The islands are in the Indian Ocean, about one-half of the way from Australia to Sri l: West Island.

Secondary languages, traditions, religious holidays, cuisine and customs have all been heavily influenced by the islands' large Cocos Malay population. Art and traditional crafts.

The Islands have a strong history of art and traditional crafts influenced by Cocos Malay traditions and Australian surf culture. The Islands' tourism office encourages visitors to try their hand at traditional basket weaving and "learn.

7 DAY ITINERARY – Starting on a Friday. DAY ONE – Drop off your bags before venturing out to familiarise yourself with our beautiful island, pop on over to the supermarket to stock up on necessities. Join the locals for a drink and some colourful stories at the Cocos Club after enjoying fish n chips from the Flying Fish Café for dinner.

cocos keeling islands Located km West of Christmas Island, the Cocos Keeling Islands are the most Western part of chain of 27 islands form around the ring of an extinct volcano and offer the quintessential tropical holiday destination with gorgeous white sandy beaches, most of.

The Destination WA team experience the friendly and unique culture of Home Island and explore the historical Clunies Ross Homestead, Oceania House.

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are isolated, being the only atolls in the eastern Indian Ocean, and were uninhabited until relatively recently in the early 19th century. The first botanical study was done while naturalist Charles Darwin visited the southern atoll for ten days, arriving April 1, Map: West Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands It is a tiny circle of islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, mere dots on the map, almost 3, kilometres north-west of Perth.

Australia: Australia Norfolk Island Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Melanesia: East Timor Fiji Maluku Islands & Western New Guinea (part of Indonesia) New Caledonia Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Vanuatu Micronesia: Guam Kiribati Marshall Islands Northern Mariana Islands Federated States of Micronesia Nauru Palau Polynesia: American Samoa Tungku (Sentru/Sidduan): West Island.

History. Captain William Keeling was the first European to see the islands, inbut they remained uninhabited until the nineteenth century, when they became a possession of the Clunies-Ross Family. Slaves were brought to work the coconut plantation from Indonesia, the Cape of Good Hope and East Asia by Alexander Hare who had taken part in Stamford Raffles' takeover of Java in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, jiske Cocos Islands aur Keeling Islands ke naam se bhi jaana jaawe hai, Australiake ek territory hai.

Isme dui atoll aur biis aur saat coral island hai. Ii island Indian Ocean me, Australia aur Sri Lanka ke biich me hai. Duusra websites. Atoll Research Bulletin vol.

Official bhasa: English (de facto). The islands were first discovered in by William Keeling, but no settlement occurred until the early 19th of the first settlers was John Clunies-Ross, a Scottish merchant; much of the island’s current population is descended from the Malay workers he brought in to work his copra plantation.

The Clunies-Ross family ruled the islands as a private fiefdom for almost years. The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands is an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri is part of Southeast Asia and is in the Southern territory's dual name (official since the islands’ incorporation into Australia in ) reflects that the islands have historically been known.Cocos (Keeling) Islands: The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka.

It is roughly miles ( km.) southwest of Jakarta, Indonesia.Final issues of the first stamps issued by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Postal Administration during its first year of operation by Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Book) 1 edition published in in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide.