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, and then to exploit a freedom of movement denied any rebellious parties. Accordingly, the great cities were linked with military cantonments, escorts were provided for railway construction gangs, 9 and provision was made to bolster the security of railway lines, bridges, tunnels and stations. While such measures were imperative on politically sensitive routes, such as the Amritsar-Delhi railway, and on key facilities like

in Engines for empire
The short history of Indian doctors in the Colonial Medical Service, British East Africa

construction project in the region, the Uganda Railway – stretching from the coastal city of Mombasa to the edges of inland Lake Victoria. 15 At the formation of the IBEAC the directors had positioned themselves on this issue: The question of immigration from India appears to the Directors to be of great importance, with a view to

in Beyond the state
Transfrontier salt and opium, 1904–11

Hanoi-Kunming railway from 1910 thereafter increased France’s economic and political influence. As Britain annexed Upper Burma, policy-makers therefore aimed to insert a provision for the opening of consulates in Yunnan into a Sino-British treaty and to clarify sovereign claims and transfrontier rights. The subsequent 1886 Treaty (Article XIII) sanctioned the stationing of several consulates. To delineate Burmese claims to lands, the convention stated the necessity of a Delimitation Commission to demarcate a boundary (Article III). The treaty emphasised Britain

in Law across imperial borders
Law between semicolonial China and the Raj

, the Indian government used consular representatives in a bid to promote British Indian trade and spy on Russian agents in the region. From 1891, a ‘Special Assistant to the Resident in Kashmir for Chinese Affairs’ was stationed in Kashgar, before the position became a recognised consular post from 1908 until 1943. Imperial historians who have focused on the British connection to the province have done so through the lens of Anglo-Russian geopolitics of the so-called ‘Great Game’, or the tripartite competition between Russia, China and Britain. 2 In this chapter, I

in Law across imperial borders
Missions, the colonial state and constructing a health system in colonial Tanganyika

expansion of missions in Tanganyika, spreading out from the littoral in the second half of the nineteenth century, mission stations remained isolated from one another. Lacking a single forum in which they could pool experiences and aspirations, belonging to different faith traditions and coming from a range of European and North American countries, missions operated as the largely individual, atomised units

in Beyond the state
Punch and the Armenian massacres of 1894–1896

this front other than that Ottoman authorities made no attempt to stop the killings. 56 Particularly significant during this episode was the threat felt by Constantinople's foreign embassies, which led the British Embassy's Chargé d’Affaires, Michael Henry Herbert, to call on two British ships stationed close by – the gunboat HMS Dryad and the yacht HMS Imogene – to land a squadron of ‘bluejackets’ (i.e. sailors) for protection. 57 Reuters reported that the sailors

in Comic empires
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People crossing the frontier, 1911–25

were residing in their consular district. Instead, evidence of Indian men in the interior is provided by only small snippets from consular reports. For example, in November 1906, the Hankou (Wuhan) consul estimated that there were 109 British Indian subjects in his district. 44 Of these, forty-nine were employed in the Municipal Police. Twenty-six worked in foreign firms, eleven in British firms and ten in Chinese firms. Seven worked for railway companies and six either worked in other miscellaneous jobs or were suspected to be unemployed. 45 This inability to

in Law across imperial borders
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Lights, camera and … ‘Ethical’ rule!

celebrations there for much of the nineteenth century. No visual commemorations of illuminations at royal inaugurations were produced in the Indies before Wilhelmina's installation as queen in 1898. The programme of festivities planned to mark the occasion in Batavia outlined innovations in its description of the light displays that were planned throughout the city. While most of the illuminations were generated by firelight and gas lamps, electric lights were to adorn the triumphal arch at the railway station of Batavia's busy commercial harbour, Tanjung Priok, for the

in Photographic subjects

and facilities came under attack. In June, supporters of the Maulvi Liaquat Alia, who had proclaimed a jihad against the Christians, destroyed a station, a locomotive and carriage shops in the Allahabad district. At Barawi, some 37 km distant, railway staff and their families took refuge in a dry water tanks and held off attacks from rebels for over thirty hours before relief arrived from Allahabad. Even more dramatically an engineer

in Engines for empire
The South African War, 1899–1902

illustrious citizen, Cecil J. Rhodes, and its railway connection over 1,041 km to Cape Town. Although the town had prepared elaborate defences, large numbers of refugees fleeing from the Boer republics became trapped in Kimberley, and so the local railway manager sought to boost the store of foodstuffs by retrieving a large consignment of flour from the nearby Modder River station. As one of the refugees, J. Fred Byrne, a former rugby

in Engines for empire