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'File 8/8 IV Annual Administration Report for 1945' [‎132r] (263/280)

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The record is made up of 1 file (138 folios). It was created in 3 Jan 1946-9 Mar 1946. 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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/on leave
Mr. Queckett, who in turn handed over to
Mr. p. Ward on the 8th of October, lie continued
in charge till the end of the year. The British
Overseas Airways Corporation East and West bound
services were regular during the year except for
a period from the 20th November onwards, v/hen the
Ensign Services ceased. The local people could
not travel by the B.O.A.C. flying boats which
touched at Sharjah due to their inability to obtain
inoculation against yellow fever. However, arrange
ments were made with the Royal Air Force Transport
Command to carry local passengers during this period.
(ii) Mr. Monteiro was in charge of the
branch at Dubai of Messrs. Gray Mackenzie and Company,
Limited, until he left for India/on the 13th October.
He was relieved by Mr. E. Fernandez. During the
year under report 34 ships called at Sharjah and
50 at Dubai.
(iii) An Indian Film Unit of the Department of
Information and Broadcasting, Government of India,
visited the Trucial coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. twice during the year, once
on the 29th of March and again on the 10th of June
to film scenes of interest in Sharjah, Dubai and Ajraan.
(iv) On the 22nd November Mrv Khurshid Ali
Mirza took over charge as the Sub-postmaster, Dubai,
from Mr. Mohammad Zaman, who left for India on leave.
(v) Consequent upon the ending of the war
Messrs, petroleum Concessions Limited again began
their activities on the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. . Mr. B.H. Ler-
mitte spent a week there in March when he concluded
an oil agreement with the Shaikh of Umm ai gaiwain.
(c) ANTI-LOCUST MISSION .
In the middle of June the Anti-Locust
Mission closed down having concluded a campaign.
Captain U. Joyce, R.O.A.C., the head of the Mission
left for Cairo by air on the 18th June and the Indian
personnel for India on the 16th June.
(d) TOURS.
(i) on the 6th March the Hon’ble Sir Geoffrey
prior, K.C.I.Z., 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. in the Persian
Gulf, arrived at Sharjah.by air from Bahrain and left
again for Bahrain on the 8th of March.
(ii) Major T. Hickinbotham, C.I.E., O.B.E.,
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. , Bahrain, toured the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates.
from the 15th to the 21st January, from the 20th to
the 22nd February, and from the 6th to the 8th March.
(iii) Mr. C.J. Pelly, O.B.E., I.C.S., Political
Agent, Bahrain, toured the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. from the 20th
to the 23rd May, from the 15th to the 17th July, and
from the 10th to the 14th October.
(iv) Captain R.E.R. Bird, Assistant Political
Agent, Bahrain, visited the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. on the 21st
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The file contains correspondence relating to the collation and submission of the 1945 Administration Report of the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. and the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , as well as the reports themselves.

The correspondence is between 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. and representatives of institutions that provide reports and statistics for the annual report. These include: Medical Department of the Government of Bahrain; Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department; American Mission Hospital; Eastern Bank Limited; Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO); Customs Department of the Government of Bahrain; Cable and Wireless Limited; Victoria Memorial Hospital; British Overseas Airways Corporation; Petroleum Concessions Limited; Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Sir Charles Belgrave); Imperial Bank of Iran; and Gray, Mackenzie & Co Limited. The Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. report (folios 98-105) is submitted to the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. by the Political Officer at Sharjah. Both final reports are then submitted 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 Bahrain to the Political 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. at Bushire.

The final report (folios 111-135), which includes the final version of the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. Report, is made up of numbered sections, as follows: 1. Officers; 2. Bahrain Government Officials; 3. The Al Khalifah Family; 4. Bahrain Police; 5. Agriculture; 6. Municipalities; 7. Public Works; 8. Electricity Department; 9. Telephone Department; 10. Pearl Industry; 11. Customs; 12. Food Control; 13. Shipping; 14. Accidents within Port Limits; 15. Medical (General); 16. The Post Office; 17. Administration of Justice; 18. Education; 19. The Bahrain Petroleum Company; 20. Visits of Foreign Notables; 21. Local Affairs; 22. The Weather; 23. Economic; 24. Cable & Wireless Limited; 25. British Overseas Airways Corporation; 26. Petroleum Concessions Limited; 27. The Royal Air Force; 28. American Consulate; 29. Qatar; 30. Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. . Some sections are further divided into parts assigned either a lower case Roman numeral (iv, for example) or a lower case letter of the alphabet (d, for example). Several of these parts also come under a sub-heading.

Folios 137-139 are internal office notes.

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1 file (138 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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