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'Sarawack anthem. By Ghita'

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916.18 s. 5 (2) [RHO]

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Manuscript copy of the 'Sarawack anthem' by 'Ghita' (i.e. Margaret Brooke (1869-1917), Ranee of Sarawak), set in C major for voice and piano. Words begin 'Gone forth beyond the sea'. It was in use as the Sarawak national anthem until 1946. The melody is the same as the anthem used after 1946, said to be composed by George Freeth. Bound as item 2 in a volume of pamphlets concerning Borneo, including A.B. Meyer, Über künstlich deformirte Schädel von Bórneo und Mindanáo (Leipzig, 1881). Spine title: Borneo Collection V. 66-72.


  • [c 1880-1895?]


2 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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916.18 s. 5 (2) [RHO]

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21058


The Sarawak national anthem, written in 1872 by Margaret Brooke. Begins 'Gone forth beyond the sea', [c 1880-1895?].

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Brooke (1849-1936), née de Windt, was Ranee of Sarawak and wife of the Rajah Charles.

Custodial History

Formerly in Rhodes House Library, Oxford.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquisition details unknown.

Physical Facet

Manuscript music bound in a volume of printed pamphlets. The manuscript paper on which it is written bears the stamp of F. Besson & Co., musical instrument makers, 198 Euston Road, London.
'Sarawack anthem. By Ghita'
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Repository Details

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