British Empire Article


First Durbar, 1897


This picture shows the First Durbar of the Council of Rulers for the Federated Malay States, in 1897. The purpose of the Durbar, as described by Resident-General Frank Swettenham, was to "bring home to the Malays, in the most striking manner possible, the reality of federation". Picture courtesy of G.R. Lambert and Co


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