Crown Colony of North Borneo

Crown Colony of North Borneo
Coat of arms of North Borneo
Coat of arms
Anthem: God Save the King (1946–1952)
God Save the Queen (1952–1963)
Location of North Borneo
StatusBritish colony
Common languagesEnglish, Bajau, Murut, Chinese, Kadazan Dusun, Sabah Malay
GovernmentCrown colony
• 1946–1952
George VI
• 1952–1963
Elizabeth II
• 1946–1949
Edward Twining
• 1959–1963
William Goode
Historical eraNew Imperialism
• North Borneo ceded to the Crown Colony
15 July 1946[1]
• Seven Turtle Islands (including Cagayan de Sulu and Mangsee Islands) ceded to the Philippine government
16 October 1947
31 August 1963[2][3]
16 September 1963
CurrencyNorth Borneo dollar,
Malaya−British Borneo dollar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
British Military Administration (Borneo)
North Borneo
Crown Colony of Labuan
Malaysian Federation
Today part ofMalaysia

The Crown Colony of North Borneo was a British Crown colony on the island of Borneo established in 1946 shortly after the dissolution of the British Military Administration.[4] The Crown Colony of Labuan joined the new Crown Colony during its formation. It was succeeded as the state of Sabah through the formation of the Federation of Malaysia on 16 September 1963.

  1. ^ Anthony Kirk-Greene (12 June 1999). On Crown Service: A History of HM Colonial and Overseas Civil Services, 1837-1997. I.B.Tauris. pp. 183–. ISBN 978-1-86064-260-9.
  2. ^ "The National Archives DO 169/254 (Constitutional issues in respect of North Borneo and Sarawak on joining the federation)". The National Archives. 1961–1963. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. ^ Philip Mathews (28 February 2014). Chronicle of Malaysia: Fifty Years of Headline News, 1963-2013. Editions Didier Millet. pp. 15–. ISBN 978-967-10617-4-9.
  4. ^ "British North Borneo Becomes Crown Colony". Trove. 18 July 1946. Retrieved 17 May 2016.

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