Sarawak: Information

Sarawak (1841 - 1946)

The Kingdom of Sarawak was a state in Borneo established by Sir James Brooke in 1841 by receiving independent kingdom status from the Sultanate of Brunei as a reward for helping fight piracy and insurgency. Its statehood and identity as a sovereign country was first recognised by the United States in 1850 and then the United Kingdom in 1863. In 1888 Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, the successor of James Brooke, accepted a British protectorate, which it remained until 1946, when the third ruler Charles Vyner Brooke ceded his rights to the United Kingdom. Sarawak gained its independence from the British in 22 July 1963 and formed the Federation of Malaysia together with Singapore, North Borneo and the Federation of Malaya in 16 September 1963.

Sarawak: List of Rulers.
Reign / RuleFromToCoins Issued
James Brooke, Rajah 18 August 1842 11 June 1868 4
Charles Brooke, Rajah 3 August 1868 17 May 1917 41
Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah 24 May 1917 1 July 1946 17
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Sarawak: Details
Official NameSarawak
FlagFlag of Sarawak
Coat of ArmsCoat of Arms of of Sarawak
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Sarawak: Currencies Used
Sarawak Dollar 1858 1953