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File 8/9 Annual Report on the State of Bahrain for the year AH 1351 [‎23r] (50/200)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (96 folios). It was created in 3 Jun 1933-27 Jul 1933. 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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Police & Public security.
6
an instructor can be obtained from the Indian Police
department.
Various innovations have been introduced in the
routine including football, route marches and physi
cal drill and fouryoung men are being trained as
buglers and drummers so that when the Police go on a
route march they march to music.
The agreement of Captain L. S. Parke, who is now
Inspector of Police, Mauritius, and who held the post
of Assistant Adviser and Commandant of Police, termi
nated on 25th September 1933. From the date of his
departure on leave in April last I have undertaken
the duties which he formerly carried out.
Crime .
Considering the general state of want which has been
caused by the depression in the diving industry it is sur
prising that there has been so little crime during the
year. Only two cases of murder ocurred and one case
of an armed raid on a Bahrani village which resulted in
grievous hurt to the owner of the house which was
attacked.
A local Arab in Manamah was murdered during a quarrel
by a llejdi. The murderer was tried and executed.
A young woman who gave birth to an illegitimate child
was murdered by her four uncles in Muharraq. The murder
took place in the house of the victim’s relations which
was closely surrounded by other houses. It appears that
she was actually killed in the compound, by stabbing,
but although the neighbours heard and were av/are of what

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The volume contains the Annual Report of the Government of Bahrain for the Hijri year 1351 AH. The report is written by the Adviser to the Bahrain Government, Sir Charles Dalrymple Belgrave.

The report was submitted by Belgrave to 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, Percy Gordon Loch, who then forwarded it 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. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , at Bushire. The correspondence relating to this process is included in the volume.

The report itself (folios 8-83), submitted in June 1933, is divided into sections corresponding to a particular subject, as follows: Revenue and Expenditure; Pearl Industry; Police and Public Security; Judicial; Land Registrations; Education; Manamah Municipality; Muharraq Municipality; Artesian Wells; Agriculture; Sunni Wakf Department; Shia Wakf Department; Audit; Imperial Airways; Press Propaganda; Counterfeit Coins; Death of Shaikh Sir Isa bin Ali [Shaikh ‘Īsá bin ‘Alī Āl Khalīfah], accession of Shaikh Hamad bin Isa [Shaikh Ḥamad bin ‘Īsá Āl Khalīfah]; Bahrain Electric Supply; Customs; General; Miscellaneous.

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1 volume (96 folios)
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The volume is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 98; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 12-83; these numbers are also written in ink, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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