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Generations: The Story of Batu Gajah

Generations: The Story of Batu Gajah
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Subtitle: Second Edition
Author/Editor: Ho Tak Ming
New Pb 172 pp.
Subject: Malaysia,History & Biography
Condition: Good
Published: 2016

In 1884 Batu Gajah was made the administrative headquarters of Kinta district in Perak. Kinta soon became the richest district in the Federated Malay States as tin was discovered and thousands of Chinese flocked there to participate in the Tin Rush. The Kinta Land Office (KLO) in Batu Gajah became the most important Land Office in the country. Drawing from the KLO files and other government documents, Dr Ho Tak Ming tells the story of Batu Gajah and its pioneers - William Kellie Smith, who built the famous Kellie's Castle, Charles Alma Baker, a surveyor, miner and planter, Toh Indera Wangsa Ahmad, the maternal grandfather of HRH Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak and one of the most successful Malay tin miners, Ho Yuk Phooi, an early civil servant working in the Kinta Land Office, and Khi Nin, a pioneering tin miner.

As he delves into the old records, the author begins a journey of discovery as he learns of the truth behind Kellie's Castle, the part his maternal grandfather, Khi Nin, played in the Kinta Tin Rush, and how early-onset glaucoma forced his paternal grandfather, Ho Yuk Phooi, to change career from civil servant to miner and planter.
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