Wicksteed Collection: 2: Borneo Tree Loging Operations.

This film is held by the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum (ID: 2003/016/002).


Comet airliner of Malaysia Airways lands at Airport. Horse raising on farms. Wooded hill county. Internal passenger service at hilltop airstrip collects

country people. RAF helicopters in action over wooded mountain country. Mouton river countryside . Commercial timber felling operations under way in the jungle. British Officers expedition by river canoe to visit county villages in the hills. Detailed footage of the inhabitants of the villages with close studies of the men, women and children.

Production / Donor Details: These films were taken by Edmund Kennedy Wicksteed, 1916-1992. In the 1930s he worked as a customs officer in Malaya, was captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore, & was imprisoned at Lintang Internment Camp, Kuching, Sarawak. After the war he served as a customs officer, District Officer, & then joined the secretariat in Jesseleton before becoming Resident in various districts in Borneo. He returned to England in 1966 when Borneo became independent. He was awarded the CBE for colonial service.



  • Wicksteed Collection: 2: Borneo Tree Loging Operations. (Archive)
Series Title:
Wicksteed Collection

Technical Data

Running Time:
20 minutes 08 sec
Film Gauge (Format):
8mm VHS Other
250 ft

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Production Details
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