Boles Collection: 1: Life in Kota Belud, Sabah 1960

This film is held by the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum (ID: 2001/094/001).


This film contains family scenes of his wife and four children at their residence. Sequences of a market in Kota Belud with food and craft vendors. The celebration of the Queen's birthday with a Sabah official being carried by six men on a beautifully decorated platform and escorted by horsemen. There are scenes from a Bazaar in Kota Belud, with stalls and horse races, marching bands and dancers.

Production / Donor Details: Sir Jack Boles worked in administration in North Borneo and then Hong Kong, from 1948 until 1964. This is part of a collection of four 8mm. silent films taken by him during 1960 and 1961.



  • Boles Collection: 1: Life in Kota Belud, Sabah 1960 (Archive)
Series Title:
Boles Collection

Technical Data

Running Time:
33 minutes 20 secs
Film Gauge (Format):
8mm VHS

Production Credits

Production Details
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