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Monday, December 29, 2014


Tom Harrisson, 4th from left, picture with members of the Oxford Expedition to Borneo.

Harrisson (top) and friend recovering after release as POWs during the Japanese Occupation of Borneo.

Tom and wife died in a road accident while on travel in Thailand.

Harrisson, Thomas HarnettD.S., F.R.G.S., F.R.A.I., F.R.E.S. Ethnologist and Curator, Sarawak Museum; Executive Officer, Turtles Board

1937. Savage Civilisation. London
1949a. The Census of Sarawak and Brunei. Govt. Printing Off. , Kuching
1949b. Gold and Indian influences in West Borneo. JMBRAS 22(4):33-110
1951a. Humans and hornbills in Borneo. S.M.J. V(3):400-13
1951b. Robert Burns: the first ethnologist and explorer of interior Sarawak. S.M.J. V(3)(new series)
1956, 1958, 1959(ed). The Diary of Mr W. Pretyman, the First Resident of Tempasuk, North Borneo (1878-1880). SMJ 7:334-404; SMJ 8:322-50; 9:74-111
1959c (ed). The Peoples of Sarawak. Govt. Printing Office, Kuching
1960. ‘Birds and Men in Borneo’. In Smythies, B.E. The Birds of Borneo. Oliver and Boyd pp20-61
1964a. Bark-beaters from Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan. S.M.J. n.s. XI(23):597-601
1974. Introduction. In St John, Spenser (ed) Life in the Forests of the Far East. OUP, K Lumpur. First published 1862
_____ and Sandin B. Borneo writing boards. Sarawak Mus J 13(27). (Special Monograph no 1)

Harrisson, Tom H. 1957. The Great Cave of Niah. Man, LVII, art. 211, pp161-6
1958. The caves of Niah: A history of prehistory. SMJ VIII(12 NS):549-95
1958b. A living megalithic in upland Borneo. SMJ 8(12):694-701
1959a. New archeological and ethnological results from Niah caves, Sarawak. Man 59, art. 211, pp1-8
1959b. More “megaliths” from inner Borneo. SMJ ns IX(13-14):14-20
1959c. An all-round museum in a small country. SMJ ns IX(13-14):249-52
1960. Niah Cave oyster shell (a note). SMJ ns 9(15-16):380-1
1961a. Our first curator (and others). SMJ ns X(17-18):17-31
1961b. Niah’s Gorge Cave: at the limit of human reach? SMJ ns X(17-18):326-34
1962a. Megaliths of Central Borneo and western Malaya. SMJ ns 11(19-20):376-82
1962b. Changing contexts of South East Asia: 21,950 B.C. to 1950 A.D. (Some patterns in human change). SMJ ns 11(19-20):453-67
1964. Borneo caves with special reference to Niah Great Cave. Stud Speleology    1:26-32
1965a. 50,000 years of Stone Age culture in Borneo. Smithsonian Report: Washington, D.C.
1965b. “Turtle-ware” from Borneo caves. SMJ ns XII(25-26):63-8
1965c. Six specialised stone tools from upland and south-west Borneo. SMJ ns XII(25-26):133-42
1965d. A stone and bronze tool cave in Sabah. Asian Perspectives VIII:284-93
1965e. Further cave exploration and archeology in East Malaysia. MNJ 19:31
1966. Recent archeological discovery in Malaysia, 1965 – East Malaysia and Brunei. JMBRAS XXXIX:189-91
1971. Prehistoric double-spouted vessels excavated from Niah Caves, Sarawak. JMBRAS 44(2):35-78
1980. The stone age in Malaysia. In Zainal Abidin A. Wahid (ed) Glimpses of Malaysian History. DBP, K Lumpur pp1-5 2nd ed
____ and Jamuh, G. 1956. Niah: the oldest inhabitant remembered. SMJ ns 7(8):453-62
____ and ____ . 1962. A first classification of prehistoric bone and tooth artifacts. SMJ ns 11(19-20):335-62
____ and Lord Wedway. 1962. Bone carvings. SMJ XI:338-53
____ and O’Connor, S.J. 1969. Excavations of the Prehistoric iron industry in West Borneo. Dept. Asian Studies, Ithaca, Vol. 1-2
____ and B. 1970. The Pre-history of Sabah. Sabah Soc J Vol IV, Kota Kinabalu

Harrisson, Tom H. 1954. Outside influences on the Upland Culture of Kelabits of North Central Borneo. S.M.J. VI(4):104-25
1955a. Hairpins from North Central Borneo. S.M.J. VI(5):290-4
1955b. The distribution and general character of native pottery in Borneo. S.M.J. n.s. VI(5):301-6
1955c. Ceramics penetrating Central Borneo. S.M.J. n.s.VI(6):549-60
1955d. The first British pioneer-author in Borneo. S.M.J. n.s.VI(6):452-69
1959. The Kelabits and Muruts. Sarawak Gaz. no. 1208

Harrisson, Tom H. 1965. Punan Busang bird names. S.M.J. n.s. XII(25-26):201-6
1965. The Malohs of Kalimantan: ethnological notes. S.M.J. n.s. XII(25-26):236-350
 1959. Origins and attitudes of Brunei Tutong-Belait-Bukit-Dusun, North Borneo “Dusun” and Sarawak “Bisayan”, Meting and Other Peoples. SMJ 8(11):293-321

Harrisson, Tom H. 1950. The Chinese in Borneo, 1942-45. International Affairs, July
1956. Rhinoceros in Borneo: and traded to China. SMJ VII(8):263-274(ns)
1961. Trade porcelain and stoneware in South-east Asia (including Borneo). SMJ ns X(17-18):222-6

Harrisson TH. 1960. Some Malay fishing cycles - II (A second note). S.M.J. IX(15-16):652-4
1964. The Malays of South-West Sarawak before Malaysia. S.M.J. 11(23-24):341-511
1970. The Malays of Southwest Sarawak before Malaysia: A Sociological Survey. Pall Mall, London
Harrisson TH and A.K. Marican Salleh. 1959. Sarawak Malay fishing cycles. S.M.J. n.s. 9(13-14):63-73
____ and ____ . 1960a. Some Malay fishing cycles. S.M.J. 9(15-16):652-4
____ and ____ . 1960b. Nuts and Malays on Tanjong Datu. S.M.J. n.s. 9(15-16):655-669

Harrisson, Tom H. 1958. The Ming Gap and Kota Batu, Brunei (with an appeal for help). SMJ ns 8(11):273-7
1963. Background to a Revolt, Brunei and the Surrounding Territory. Light Press, Brunei
1969a. Brunei in the Sarawak Museum Journal. Brunei Mus J 1:180-9
1969b. Brunei in the JMBRAS. Brunei Mus J 1:190-1
1975. The place of sago (and other palms) in Brunei and Borneo life. BMJ 3(3):41-2
____ and Harrisson BV. 1956. Kota Batu in Brunei (Introductory report). SMJ VII(8)

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