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Charles Hose and his love affair with Sarawak

Fort Hose in Marudi was named after Charles Hose, the then Resident of Baram. Born in 1863 in Hertfordshire, he was the son of clergyman Thomas Charles Hose. As a young man, he continued his study at Cambridge University but never completed his degree. With the help of his uncle, George Frederick Hose, the bishop of Singapore,

The resurgence of Tā Moko in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Māori tā moko is a visual connection to the past, the present and the future engraved into the skin. In western culture tattoos are often a mark of rebellion against tradition. In contrast,