In my research on the Forts the Brookes built, I found a link on Fort Brooke and I am delighted to be able to obtain the permission of Daniel Yiek of Sarikei Time Capsule to use this photo.
Please read his blog : http://sarikei-time-capsule.blogspot.com and you will find many parallels in the history of Sibu and Sarikei.
Why was a newer and smaller Fort Brooke built at Julau? It was definitely just an outstation post without the characteristic two cannons pointing towards a r9iver bend. I hope one day to have more information and perhaps readers can help me out here. Thank you.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Memoir by I Am Sarawakiana at 8:23 AM