Wicksteed Collection: 6: Borneo. East Coast (logging and BAL) 1960s

This film is held by the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum (ID: 2003/016/006).


Commercial logging. Tug pushing raft of logs on river. Commercial felling machinery. Coastal fishing villages. Royal Navy Frigate sailing off shore

Material brought to Factory for the manufacture of Industrial or Manila Hemp. Manufacturing process shown in detail.

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: 6: Borneo. East Coast (logging and BAL) 1960s (Archive)
Series Title:
Wicksteed Collection

Technical Data

Running Time:
16m 40s
Film Gauge (Format):
8mm VHS Other
200 ft

Production Credits

Production Details
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