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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎26r] (51/72)

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The record is made up of 1 file (34 folios). It was created in 1938. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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Strength on
1st 3l8t
Naturs.
Mauamah
Muharruq
January December
1937. 1937.
73
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Police Naturs Law and Order—Police.—k mounted section of Police
was started during the year but difficulty is being experienced in obtaining
horses locally.
Owing to work being obtainable on high wages at the Bahrain Petroleum
Company Limited many of the men do not now re-enlist after completing
their first term of four years.
A party of Bahrain Policemen have now replaced the naturs who were
stationed at Hawar Islands.
The Police Band has been trained as a fire brigade which is in charge
of the State Engineer.
Naturs. —Naturs have been posted at Sitra where cases of smuggling and
illegal landing showed the need for supervision.
Law and Order. —One murder occurred during the year. A woman
murdered a child from motives of jealousy. She was convicted and exe
cuted.
During the year there has been a serious increase in cases of motor acci
dents. On some occasions as many as 3 cases a week were being investi
gated by the Police. Recent proclamations issued by the Bahrain Govern
ment regarding speed regulations and the adoption of governors on cars have
helped to reduce the number of accidents considerably.
5. Local Affairs.—[i) An " Arms Ordinance Proclamation, 1355 " was
issued by the Bahrain Government in January 1937, and a King's Regula
tion was made applying it to all persons subject to the Bahrain Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of the United Kingdom on the advice of the Privy Council. .
Briefly this regulation prohibits the import or export of firearms, or their
manufacture, and provides for the issue of licences to those already in pos
session of arms and to approved persons. The regulation does not apply
to firearms imported for the use of His Majesty's Government or the Bahrain
Government.
( m ) Coronation of Their Majesties, 12th May 1937.—On the occasion of
the Coronation of Their Majesties on the 12th May 1937 a parade of the
Bahrain State Police was held at the Palace and His Highness Shaikh Sir
Hamad bin Tsa al Khalifah took the salute at the march past. At 12 noon
H.M.S. " bhoreham fired a salute, and in the afternoon His Highness was at
home at the Palace. In the evening a Reception was held at the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. ,
which was attended by His Highness and representatives of all communities.
On the following day a torch light tattoo was held at the Fort and the day
after a Reception was held at the Municipal building at which speeches of
loyalty and congratulation were read. The Coronation celebrations were
entered into wholeheartedly by all classes of the population and were attended
by a general spirit of rejoicing.
{Hi) The new Bahrain Courts Building was completed in September
1937 and the formal opening took place on the 18th of October.
The Shaikh of Bahrain and the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. distributed Coronation
Medals that evening.
6. The Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited.—{i) Mr. G. W. R. Smith
acted as the Chief Local Representative throughout the year.
(w) Mr. E. A. Skinner acted as the Resident Manager from the beginning
of the year up to the 19th of June when he was relieved by Mr. C. W. Deacon
who continued to hold charge till the end of the year.
{Hi) The end of the year marked the completion of the Refinery. The
formal opening took place on the 11th December.
53(C) ExAilairaDept.

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The file consists of Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1937 (New Delhi: Government of India Press, 1938).

The Report, prepared by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , summarises important information relating to the Gulf and notable events in the Gulf during 1937. The Report contains a review by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , and separate sections on each of the agencies, consulates, and other areas that made up the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . The information provided includes lists of personnel, movements of British officials and foreigners, local administration, military and naval matters, aviation, the political situation, trade and commerce, medical reports, meteorological reports, and related information.

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1 file (34 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the Report, on folio 3.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover, and continues through to 36 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio.

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