Recognised for outstanding contributions to history of Borneo July 12, 2010 Murdoch University Emeritus Professor Robert Reece has been awarded the Borneo Research Council Medal of Excellence. The award is in recognition of Professor Reece’s many outstanding contributions to the study of the history of Borneo. Over three decades he has written extensively on a wide range of topics, including economic development, the role of the Malays in the political evolution of modern Sarawak, an oral history-based account of life during the Japanese Occupation, botanical history and a popular pictorial history of the Brooke Raj which was also published in French. Professor Reece has also been responsible for locating and preserving extensive private collections of letters, photographs and other materials in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, and Sarawak’s own Pustaka Negeri. The BRC Board of Directors said in all, Professor Reece’s work as a scholar and teacher had greatly enriched their knowledge and understanding of Borneo’s past and its continuing impact on the present. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Murdoch achievements, History, literature and religion, School of Social Sciences and Humanities Tags: borneo, borneo research council medal of excellence, history, robert reece Comments (One response) Katijah and Anak » Blog Archive » Recognised for outstanding contributions to history of Borneo July 24, 2010 […] MURDOCK […] Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!