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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎121r] (28/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. 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.


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sovereignty of His Excellency the Shaikh of Qatar. This decision covers the
sea-bed only and not the waters above it and is without prejudice to existing
navigation rights.
4. The exceptions referred to above are: —
Your Highness is recognised as having sovereign rights in: —
(i) the areas of the Dibal and Jaradeh shoals which are above the spring tide
low-water level. After a full examination ot the position under
international law, His Majesty's Government are of opinion that these
shoals should not be considered to be islands having territorial waters.
(ii) Hawar Island, the islands of the Hawar group and the territorial waters
pertaining thereto and delimited again in accordance with the usual
principles of international law. These islands and their territorial
waters are shown on the map enclosed by the line A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, and L. As this delimitation will, however, leave a narrow
tongue of water (formed by the points M. J. and I.) pertaining to Qatar
it has been decided to alter the line H, I, J, to H, P, Q, thus exchanging
an equal area P, I, O, for O, J, Q. It should be noted that Janan Island
is not regarded as being included in the islands of the Hawar group.
5. The points mentioned are defined as follows: —
True Bearing
Nautical Miles
N. point of Rabadh I.
056i o
N.E. corner of Ajaira 1.
E. corner of No. 3 Al
Wakara I.
E. corner of No. 3 Al
Wakara I.
E. corner of No. 3 Al
Wakara I.
No. 9 Bu Sa'ada I.
No. 9 Bu Sa'ada I.
S.E. corner of Hawar I.
298f 0
S.E. corner of Hawar 1.
W. corner of Al Ma taradh.
W. corner of Al Ma taradh.
W. corner of Al Ma taradh.
(a) 061i o
(b) 046, 10
6. The assigned positions of (a) the North Sitra Light Buoy, and (b) the
Bahrain Light Vessel should be: —
true 15*20 Nautical Miles, and,
^ true 28-05 Nautical Miles from 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. 's flagstaff,
Latitude 26° 14' -1 N., Longitude 50° 35' -2 E. (approximately), as
the positions of floating marks are subject to frequent alteration. The
other points on the main dividing line should be defined as K. 104°
true 9* 53 Nautical Miles, and M. 180° true 18-03 Nautical Miles from
the Triangulation Station No. 102 at Ras al Barr.
7. I am to add that this division has been made on the basis of the maps and
information at present available and detailed application of the principles of the
division is subject to revision in the event of more exact geographical data being
forthcoming at a later date.
8. The Managers of the Bahrain Petroleum Company and Petroleum
Development (Qatar), Limited, are being informed of the contents of this letter.
Note. —A similar letter was addressed to the Ruler of Qatar.
(Paragraph 56)
Resume of Discussions held in London with the Amir Faisal about the Submarine
Areas, Islands and Shoals between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain—1951
A. It has been agreed to divide the submarine areas between the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain by a line to be drawn in accordance with equitable
principles between the two countries. As an example the British delegation has

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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 folios)

There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear 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. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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