Wicksteed Collection: 3: Kina Balu (air shots) and Kinabatangan

This film is held by the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum (ID: 2003/016/003).


Aerial shots of the mountain country around Kina Balu. Commercial timber logging operations in the jungle with operations using heavy equipment.

Felled timber trunks being towed down river . Expedition down river by British Colonial officers in an expedition boat which carries their equipment and is worked by crew of 2 local men. Visit to large village in the highlands near river with examination of the village architecture of huts and of the male villagers and their fishing boats drawn up on the river bank

Production / Donor Details: These films were taken by Edmund Kennedy Wicksteed, 1916-1992. In the 1930s he worked as a customs officr 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: 3: Kina Balu (air shots) and Kinabatangan (Archive)
Series Title:
Wicksteed Collection

Technical Data

Running Time:
7 ins 03 SCEs.
Film Gauge (Format):
8mm VHS Other
80 ft

Production Credits

Production Details
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