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Crown Colony of Sarawak

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Capital  Kuching
Historical era  New Imperialism
Founded  1946
Inaugural holder  Charles Arden-Clarke
Government  Crown colony
Preceded by  Succeeded by
Date dissolved  1963
Crown Colony of Sarawak
Languages  English, Iban, Malay, Chinese
Currency  Sarawak dollar, later Malaya and British Borneo dollar

The Crown Colony of Sarawak was a British Crown colony established in 1946 shortly after the dissolution of British Military Administration.


The Governor of British Crown Colony of Sarawak (Malay: Tuan Yang Terutama Gabenor Koloni Mahkota British Sarawak) was the position created by the British Government upon the cession of Sarawak from the Brooke Administration in 1946. The appointment was made by King George VI, and later Queen Elizabeth II until the self-government of Sarawak on 22 July 1963 and the forming of the Federation of Malaysia on 1963. After the formation of Malaysia, the title was changed to 'Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak', which also means 'His Excellency The Governor of Sarawak', or 'His Excellency The Head of State of Sarawak' and the appointment was later made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or King of Malaysia.

The official residence of the Governor of Sarawak at that time was The Astana, located at the North bank of the Sarawak River.


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