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Flags used in Sarawak since 1841

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A look at the flags used in Sarawak since 1841.

Sarawak has a very ancient history; the burial grounds at Niah Caves National Park are evidence of the oldest modern human settlement in SouthEast Asia, and the cave area has been continuously inhabited for 40,000 years, making it one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

Sarawak has been an important source of precious metals, precious stones, birds' nests and jungle produce from as early as the 5th Century CE, according to ancient Chinese trading records.

Ruled by "White Rajahs", Sarawak was an independent country until 1946, when in a much disputed Act of Cession it become one of Great Britian's last colonies.


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