Crown Colony of Sarawak

Crown Colony of Sarawak
1946–1963
Anthem: God Save the King (1946–1952)
God Save the Queen (1952–1963)

Fair Land Sarawak
Location of Sarawak
StatusBritish colony
CapitalKuching
Common languagesEnglish, Iban, Melanau, Bidayuh, Sarawak Malay, Chinese etc.
GovernmentCrown colony
Monarch 
• 1946–1952
George VI
• 1952–1963
Elizabeth II
Governor 
• 1946–1949
Charles Clarke
• 1960–1963
Alexander Waddell
LegislatureCouncil Negri
Historical eraNew Imperialism
• Sarawak ceded to the Crown Colony
1 July 1946[1][2]
22 July 1963
16 September 1963
CurrencySarawak dollar, later Malaya and British Borneo dollar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
British Military Administration (Borneo)
Sarawak
Today part ofMalaysia

The Crown Colony of Sarawak was a British Crown colony on the island of Borneo, established in 1946, shortly after the dissolution of the British Military Administration. It was succeeded as the state of Sarawak through the formation of the Federation of Malaysia on 16 September 1963.

  1. ^ "Sarawak as a British Crown Colony (1946 – 1963)". Sarawak State Government. Archived from the original on 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  2. ^ Walter Yust (1947). Ten eventful years: a record of events of the years preceding, including and following World War II, 1937 through 1946. Encyclopaedia Britannica. p. 382.

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