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File 8/9 Annual Report on the State of Bahrain for the year AH 1351 [‎41r] (86/200)

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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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(Manamah Municipality)
The lengthy disagreement involving H. 3. Shaikh
Hamad, the Bahrain government and the municipality
with Mr. Yusuf Khunji, the Manchester merchant was
finally settled.
Liability for municipal taxes . ^ resolution
which the government has been urging on the munici
pality for several years was passed by the Majlis
to the effect that landlords, not tenants, are liable
for the payment of municipal taxes on their property.
It is an achievement to have secured the acceptance
of this principle in Manamah, it was suggested in
Muharraci, but opposed by almost all the members.
xJiti-Malc.rial measures . A pump worked by an oil
engine was kept working for several months pumping
the water out from the swamp south of the town into
a channel which carried it down to the sea.
Two women were appointed to report to the munici
pality cases of persons allowing mosquitoes to breed
in wells inside their houses. Petrol v/as surayed
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onto stagnant water on the south of the town.
The council passed orders that all unreclaimed
ground adjacent to the sea road should be filled in.
Unfortunately these orders were not carried out and
it was eventually decided that owing to the general
shortage of money the owners could not be expected
to undertake the filling in.
junici'Dal garden. The municipal garden, which is
much frequented by the public, especially during the
summer evenings, has been repaired and put in order.
The water channels have been cleaned out and cemented
so that they are no longer a breeding place for mos-

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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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