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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎27r] (53/72)

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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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Twelve more telephone lines were installed. A Transport Department
was started for dealing with Bahrain Government vehicles.
The Municipal ice plant operated during the summer and 286 tons of ice
were produced.
12. Education. —No changes of any importance took place during the
year.
The average attendance was about the same as last year.
As previously reported, boys continue to seek employment in the Oil
Company before completing their education.
The carpentry schools are doing good work.
Number of schools in existence on 1st January 1937
Number of schools opened during the year .
Schools closed during the year ....
Students on rolls on 1st January 1937
Students on rolls on 31st December 1937
Teachers on 1st January 1937 ....
Teachers on 31st December 1937....
13. Trade—{i) Pearling industry. —The 1937 pearl season showed a
great improvement on the previous season. The catch was better, and the
price improved. The pearls found were mostly small and the percentage of
seed and small pearls was higher than it has been for many years. As a
result of this improvement, the Tisqam (advances paid to divers and pullers)
was raised from Rs. 20 to Rs. 40. The number of pearling boats during the
year was 271 as compared with 264 during 1936.
(u) The total value of imports into Bahrain during 1937 amounted to
Rs. 6,31 ,200 as against Rs. 1,78,43,760 during the previous year and exports
during 1937 amounted to Rs. 17,25,720 as against Rs. 1,15,46,090 during
the year 1936.
(m) Cargo valued at Rs. 59,02,180 was transhipped at Bahrain for th©
mainland and other parts as compared with Rs. 64,71,640 during 1936.
14. Boat building and shipping.—{i) The number of launches plying for
hire at the end of the year was 58 as during last year.
[ii) Two hundred and seventy-one pearling craft were licensed during
the year as against 264 during last year.
{Hi) Four new motor launches were built during the year and sixteen
imported into Bahrain. Two old ones were brought into Bahrain from
elsewhere.
[iv) 193 British ships, 32 German, Japanese 20, Dutch 4, American 6
and 86 tankships entered and cleared the port of Bahrain during the year
as compared with 164 British, 17 German, 16 Japanese, 2 American, 1 Italian,
1 Norwegian, 2 Dutch and 41 tankships during the preceding year.
{v) On the 19th December a Bahrain Government launch on Quarantine
Service collided with another launch. It was damaged and was towed ashore.
There were no casualties.
15. Naval. —The French Sloop " d'Iberville " flying the Flag of Contre-
Amiral Fernet, Commandant, La Division Navale du Levant A geographical area corresponding to the region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea. , arrived on
a visit to Bahrain on the 19th February. On the same afternoon a party
was given by 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. at the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. to the Admiral and several of
his officers.
On the 20th February formal calls were exchanged between the Politi
cal Agent and the Admiral and the Admiral and the Shaikh of Bahrain. That
evening a dinner party was held on board the " dTberville '.
On the 21st February a party of officers from the " d'Iberville " paid
a visit to the oilfields.
The " dTberville " sailed on the morning of the 22nd February.
16. Aviation.—{i) Flying boats and aeroplanes of the Royal Air Force
continued to fay frequent visits to Bahrain.
1
Nil.
1,063
1,113
40
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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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